2829.     RITMAN, E. L.  Carbohydrates and Related Constituents of Plant Tissues as a Supplement to Coal and Petroleum.  Trans. World Power Conf., Fuel Conf., Sec. A-3, Paper 8, 1947, 7 pp.; Chem. Abs., vol. 42, 1948, p. 736.

        Best method of converting carbohydrates and related constituents of plant tissues to fuel appears to be the fermentation of a suspension containing dissolved carbohydrates.  It is probable that 3 m.3 or more pure CH4, mixed with CO2 in ratio of about 7 CH4:3 CO2, can be produced per 24 hr. per m.3 of tank vol.  The gas mixture is very suitable for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.

                    RITTER, H.  See abs. 1206.