Cellulosic ethanol

Switchgrass Shows Potential as Biofuel Material, Say Italian Researchers

January 19, 2012

GCB Bioenergy journal has published a study in which scientists present the findings of a study on switchgrass as cellulosic ethanol feedstock. They concluded that using switchgrass bioenergy can help reduce emissions but add that further research “to address the significant sources of uncertainty” (such as what type of land is converted to switchgrass), is […]

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Cellulosic Ethanol is Making Progress, Industry Says

January 12, 2012

The Renewable Fuels Association has published an article on its website saying that despite a shortfall in cellulosic biofuel production in relation to the targets set by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as reported by the New York Times, the sector has been making advances. Related Posts:Switchgrass Shows Potential as Biofuel Material, Say Italian ResearchersCellulosic […]

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Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Gets Loan Guarantee from DOE

July 10, 2011

As conventional biodiesel starts to fall from grace in Europe, second generation biofuel, arguably a more sustainable type of bioenergy, just got a financial boost in the U.S. this week. Related Posts:The algae biofuel that came from spaceAustralia Pumps Money Into Aviation Biofuel ResearchIsraeli Researchers See Biofuel Potential in SeaweedGreenpeace Canada Releases Damning Report on […]

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More Funding For Cellulosic Ethanol Research

June 15, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is giving $36bn in federal grants to six small scale projects across five states whose objective is to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and other bio-based chemicals. The ultimate goal of the projects is to improve the economics and efficiency of cellulosic ethanol, also known as second-generation ethanol, […]

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Switching to renewable energy

May 15, 2010

This week I read a brilliant interview with Mark Jacobson (pictured, left) on the Financial Times’ Energy Source blog. Jacobson is a Stanford professor of engineering who is a strong proponent of the idea that the world could move to 100 per cent renewable power, which is music to our ears. (for more details about […]

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