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In another innovation, the Cadillac plant employed a variation of the destructive distillation process.
The synthetic oil, which is obtained by destructive distillation of oil shale, is known as shale oil.
They exploited the forest for the logs as well as for firewood, potash, tools, maple sap, tanning bark, fencing, charcoal, railway ties, and the chemical products of destructive distillation.