Tag cellulosic ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol coming in 2012, say Poet Energy

Poet Energy is the world’s largest ethanol producer. They plan to have cellulosic ethanol available on a commercial scale by 2012. Ethanol is already in most gasoline now. Poet currently makes ethanol primarily from corn while cellulosic ethanol is from…

Super microbe hugely boosts cellulosic ethanol yield

Qteros, a Massachusetts company, have announced a cellulosic ethanol yield “well beyond what the U.S. Department of Energy considers the threshold for commercial production” using a newly discovered microbe. They have done so without genetically modified the microbe that produces…

Shell making ethanol from straw

Shell says this is the first commercial delivery of cellulosic ethanol from a gas station. Cellulosic ethanol has the potential to be huge, as there is plenty of feedstock for it that is currently just being burned or dumped in…

Corncobs as ethanol feedstock and alt coal plant fuel

Not only are harvested corncobs an excellent ethanol feedstock, removing cobs from the fields rather than plowing them under results in no substantial difference in soil nutrient content. “This information reinforces previous research showing that corncobs are a sustainable, environmentally…

Ethanol from garbage

A proposed $100 million project from Bluefire Ethanol at a garbage dump in Lancaster CA will be the world’s first commercial scale garbage-to-ethanol facility. The facility will process 170 tons of garbage a day to produce 3.7 million gallons of…

GMO yeast speeds cellulosic ethanol production

Researchers have modified baker’s yeast using recombinant DNA so it breaks down agricultural wastes into ethanol faster and easier than previously, something that could be a major breakthrough. The chief researcher and company president said she’s been working on this…

Cellulosic ethanol output could “explode”

Bioreactor for cellulosic ethanol Ethanol production from wood chips, grass and other plant material could “explode” by 2012 if a commercialized facility to produce the second generation of biofuels is successful, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said on Thursday. Cellulosic…