The Virent technology, described above, uses catalysts to convert plant sugars directly into gasoline and gasoline-blend components. Virent’s biogasoline has an energy content similar to premium gasoline. Virent says the sugars can be sourced from non-food sources such as corn stover, wheat straw and sugar cane residue, as well as conventional biofuel feedstocks like sugar beet, corn, wheat or sugar cane.
Virent has been given a grant to work with an Isreali company that is expert in producing plant sugars. See the entire story here:http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/01/virenthcl-20110104.html#more