Volume 94 Issue 15 | p. 26
Issue Date: April 11, 2016

Cellulosic ethanol comes into view

As the first U.S. plants come on-line, the path forward may lead away from home
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, Renewble Fuels Standard, agriculture

Going from nothing to something is an increase of infinite magnitude, as any mathematician will tell you. Last year, when two of the first major U.S. cellulosic ethanol facilities were turned on, the prospect for a new, low-carbon fuels industry brightened considerably.

Both grand openings were held in Iowa, a state with considerable excess corn stalks, leaves, and cobs to serve as feedstock. In Emmetsburg, a joint venture between corn ethanol producer Poet and Dutch . . .

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