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Biofuel economics

...nol when corn costs $3.00 per bushel and $1.80 for cellulosic biofuel when biomass costs $50 per ton. The auth...of production are comparable for grain ethanol and cellulosic biofuels, the much higher capital costs of the cellulosic plants will be an impediment to their comm...

$125 million bioenergy initiative powered by Midwest ag industry, MSU research

...to accelerate basic research on the development of cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels. These centers will p...throughs to advance President Bushs goal of making cellulosic ethanol cost competitive with gasoline by 2012 and assist in reducing Americas gasoline consumption ...

ORNL-led team wins DOE bioenergy center

...throughs to advance President Bushs goal of making cellulosic ethanol cost-competitive with gasoline by 2012 and assist in reducing Americas gasoline consumption by 20 percent in 10 years. The collaborations of academic, corporate, and national laboratory researchers represented by these centers are truly impre...

UGA scientists receive $20M in federal bioenergy initiative

...throughs to advance President Bushs goal of making cellulosic ethanol cost-competitive with gasoline by 2012, and assist in reducing Americas gasoline consumption by 20 percent in 10 years. The collaborations of academic, corporate, and national laboratory researchers represented by these centers are truly im...

Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding

...to accelerate basic research in the development of cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels, advancing President Bu...throughs to advance President Bushs goal of making cellulosic ethanol cost-competitive with gasoline by 2012, and assist in reducing Americas gasoline consumption...

UN issues analysis of global investors' sustainable energy 'gold rush'

...esearch into second generation biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol. Renewable energy investment is almost evenly split geographically between United States and Europe. U.S. companies receive more technology and private investment (with high profile investment interest shown in biofuels during 2006 by entr...

Novel sugar-to-hydrogen technology promises transportation fuel independence

...h was based on Zhang's previous work pertaining to cellulosic ethanol production and the ORNL and University of Georgia researchers' work with enzymatic hydrogen production. UGA Distinguished Professor Adams is co-author of the first enzymatic hydrogen paper in Nature Biotechnology in 1996. The researchers were...

BioMed Central announces new interdisciplinary Biofuels Journal

...is now focused on the development of biofuels from cellulosic biomass. Such cellulosic biofuels have the potential to offer significant economic and environmental benefits if techniques c...

Researchers 'look into' plant cells to increase ethanol yields

...urnal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, applies to cellulosic ethanol, or ethanol produced from cellulose, which...orts," Ladisch said. For these reasons, he said, cellulosic ethanol also would likely put less pressure on food prices. The new process has the potential to b...

Alternative-fuels pioneer receives first-ever $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

...hanks to a process for cost-effectively converting cellulosic biomass, such as grass, wood, wheat and rice straw...were known, and that production and utilization of cellulosic biofuels could involve a sustainable carbon cycle with no net emissions of carbon dioxide. These ini...

Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced

... there are significant potholes to negotiate. For cellulosic ethanol production, one major detour has being add...east, offers a strategy for improved production of cellulosic ethanol, said Eddy Rubin, DOE JGI Director. In addition, this strategy could enhance the productivi...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

... Somerville advocates increasing the production of cellulosic ethanol, which is distilled from the fermentation ..., Somerville said. The ideal plant for producing cellulosic ethanol, he added, is Miscanthus, a perennial grass native to subtropical and tropical regions of Af...

It's not easy being green

...rvesting the corn stalks or the cover crop to make cellulosic ethanol also reduces nitrous oxide emissions and r...uid fuels. Production technology for both corn and cellulosic ethanol is advancing rapidly. So it's essential that we understand how to improve all portions of th...

Glue made from ethanol-production leftovers may be worth more than the fuel itself

...ert starch. In fact, Weimer adds, both corn and cellulosic biomass must be subjected to costly pretreatment t... the glue, plus the bacteria, plus the rest of the cellulosic biomass - and used it as an adhesive." Specifically, they used it as wood glue. To explore the glu...

Research aims for more efficiency in harvest and handling

...nimal fodder, but it has tremendous potential as a cellulosic source of ethanol - if the shredding, drying, raking, bailing and transporting can be made less costly and less labor-intensive. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that this type of biomass will sell for $30-$40 per ton. Although this price is...

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

...eedstock" for a new generation of biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol. The research is the result of a four-year scientific and technical effort, led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), uniting the efforts of 34 institutions from around t...

Scientific issues associated with carbon-neutral energy sources such as cellulosic ethanol

... Displacing use of gasoline with biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol, will dramatically reduce emissions of stored carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Somerville noted. This past year, Somerville has been participating in workshops organized by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to address the n...

DOE to invest $250 million in new bioenergy centers

...to accelerate basic research on the development of cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels. The Secretary made th...quire the use of more diverse feedstocks including cellulosic material such as agricultural residues, grasses and other inedible plants. Universities, national ...

American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting August 5-9 in Boston

...oals set by President Bush to transition to use of cellulosic ethanol in cars and trucks. Scientists making presentations in this symposium will discuss research conducted at the University of Illinois, Carnegie Institution, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, West Virginia University, Joint Genome Institute, Unive...

Energy-rich portfolio of new genome sequencing targets for DOE JGI

...hnology with fundamental research, we seek to make cellulosic ethanol a major part of the nation's energy future," said DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin. His remarks and the CSP selections echo recommendations outlined in the "Breaking the Biological Barriers to Cellulosic Ethanol" report issued by DOE on July 7 ( ...

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