Two other promoters who have declared that cellulosic
ethanol is just on the cusp of viability: Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin, and media darling Amory Lovins.
Emerging technologies are allowing cellulosic
biomass (wood, grass, stalks) to also be converted into ethanol.
Dale Snow, and Hisham Hegab tried to capitalize on the environmental and financial benefits of "biofuels" by using nanotechnology to further improve the cellulosic
Petrol sold at a Shell station in Ottawa this month contains 10% cellulosic
The thresholds for the new categories include 20% less greenhouse gas emissions for renewable fuels produced from new facilities, 50% less for biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels, and 60% less for cellulosic
Key statement: A method comprising combining a fibrous material including fibers comprising a cellulosic
or lignocellulosic material, wherein the cellulosic
or lignocellulosic material has been sheared to the extent that it has a bulk density less than about 0.5 g/[cm.sup.3], and wherein at least about 50% of the fibers have a length/diameter ratio of at least about five, with a bacterium and/or an enzyme.
biofuel company, Gulf Alternative Energy Corporation, today announced preprocessing technology that turns non-food plant material, or biomass, into extremely small particles that can more quickly and more cheaply be turned into ethanol.
One of the wraps on cellulosic
ethanol is that at the end of the day, the energy--including water, enzymes and time-you put into the plant is more than what you get out of it.
Institut Francais du Petrole (Rueil Malmaison Cedex, France) has patented a process for producing cellulolytic and/or hemicellulolytic enzymes uses the residue from the ethanolic fermentation of enzymatic hydrolyzates of cellulosic
or ligno-cellulosic materials.
Summary: DuPont Vice President & General Manager John Ranieri said the company's plans to bring its two advanced biofuels programs to market are on track and making significant technical progress toward the commercialization of biobutanol and the conversion of cellulosic
feedstocks economically into biofuels.
Department of Energy is contributing $26 million toward Mascoma Corporation's proposal to develop a cellulosic
fuel facility to produce ethanol from timber and grasses.
Even though cellulosic
ethanol is currently not available to the consumer, Iogen has provided their brand of cellulosic
ethanol fuel for a number of environmentally sound events.