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Ger Bemer, Chief Executive Officer at Royal Nedalco, is sure that the first cellullosic ethanol we will have at the pump will come from a yeast process, not bacteria. According to him, bacteria are too sensitive to infections and this makes the R&D process slow, because companies have to take smaller steps until they can find a stable method for obtaining ethanol from switchgrass. Mr. Berner says that yeasts, on the other hand, are more resistant, have been used by the industry for more year

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Let's check out another method which promises to deliver cheap ethanol from something that's not edible. According to Mercedes Ballesteros, a scientist working for the Unidad de Biomasa del Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Ciemat), ethanol can be obtained from urban solid waste (aka, home garbage).

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