The report states that researchers from Batelle Laboratories in Richland, Washington State, use no fancy biotechnology or electronics, but the process they have developed takes raw, untreated sewage and converts it to usable oil.
Because the new ceramic duplicates the crystalline form of the wood the new material maintains microstructure and macrostructure.
Most nitrogen atoms have seven protons and seven neutrons, so their atomic mass is 7 7 = 14.
The fact that it has seven protons is what makes it nitrogen.
As the mixture is heated under pressure, the hot alkali attacks the sewage, converting the complex organic material, particularly cellulose, into the long-chain hydrocarbons of crude oil.
However, the oil produced in their first experiments did not have the qualities needed for commercial fuel oil.