Zeolite Nanoporous Catalyst (image) University of Massachusetts at Amherst Share Print E-Mail Caption Zeolite can handle the long carbon chains of crude oil, cutting them into shorter pieces, re-forming them into high-octane gasoline. Auerbach and others who study zeolite are asking whether they may also be used to convert plant biomass such as cellulose into gasoline. Credit UMass Amherst Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.