Cellulosic biomass ethanol is coming soon, report says

While no one has yet figured out how to successfully make commercial cellulosic biomass ethanol (i.e., ethanol from varied plant parts, not just corn or soybeans), MRG and Fuji-Keizai have released a report on the future of commercial ethanol production and have included cellulosic ethanol in the picture. The report, U.S. Bioethanol & Cellulosic Ethanol Markets & Future Directions, says that successful cellulosic production is "within view".
The $995 report (PDF for $1,495) considers the way ethanol fits in the overall energy economy, comparing it to gasoline, its land-use requirements, how much ethanol will be produced – and what revenue will be from that production – each year between now through 2010.

[Source: MRG, Inc.]

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