The Advanced Ethanol Council on Dec. 19 released a nearly 20-page report profiling U.S. and Canadian cellulosic biofuels facilities and development projects. In addition, it contains information about efforts in China, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Spain where the technology developed will be deployed in the U.S.
“The renewable fuel standard was amended to include cellulosic biofuels just 5 years ago,” the report said. “Despite the global recession, the cellulosic biofuels industry now has facilities and projects under development in more than 20 U.S. states representing billions of dollars of private investment. Enzyme costs are down 80 percent in the last decade, and cellulosic biofuels are being produced for $2 per gallon or less today.”
Tags: demonstration scale plants, commercial facilities, straw, wood, bagasse, used utility/telephone poles, municipal solid waste, energy crops, synthesis gas, corn crop residue
Source: Biomass Magazine, 2012-12-19.