Now, can someone please tell me, if this is in fact a real discovery, then how come it hasn't made international headlines yet?
Because the discovery wasn't made where all discoveries are made - US of A :)
Btw. Americans have been working on this technology too, but Professor Nazimek's team got there first.
Seriously though, it will take some more research and testing before the discovery. If it flies than we'll be seeing major changes not only at the gas stations but in the entire geopolitics. After all we don't need as much oil to produce plastics as to power our vehicles.If their method was applied on a commercial scale, it could allow the production of methanol at 3 cents per liter (or US$0.11 per gallon)