Biofuels, Biorefinery and Renewable Energy: Issues and Developments

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Sarah L. Levy (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology

Cellulosic biofuels are produced from cellulose (fibrous material) derived from renewable biomass. They are thought by many to hold the key to increased benefits from renewable biofuels because they are made from potentially low-cost, diverse, non-food feedstocks. Cellulosic biofuels could also potentially decrease the fossil energy required to produce ethanol, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions. Cellulosic biofuels are produced on a very small scale at this time. Significant hurdles must be overcome before commercial-scale production can occur. This book discusses the issues and developments relating to biofuels, biorefineries and the current research in renewable energy, including fuel ethanol and agriculture-based renewable energy.

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Preface

Cellulosic Biofuels: Analysis of Policy Issues for Congress;pp. 1-23
(Kelsi Bracmort, Randy Schnepf, Megan Stubbs, Brent D. Yacobucci)

State of the Art in Biorefinery in Finland and the United States, 2008;pp. 25-65
(Alan W. Rudie, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Fuel Ethanol: Background and Public Policy Issues;pp. 67-88
(Brent D. Yacobucci, Specialist in Energy and Environmental Policy)

Agriculture-Based Renewable Energy Production;pp. 89-141
(Randy Schnepf, Specialist in Agricultural Policy)

Statement of Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary for Rural Development, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, – U.S. House Committee on Agriculture;pp. 143-147

Statement of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics, before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, – U.S. House Committee on Agriculture;pp. 149-151

Testimony of Susan Ellerbusch, President, BP Biofuels North America, LLC, before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research, – U.S. House Committee on Agriculture;pp. 153-163

Testimony of William Roe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coskata, Inc., before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research, – U.S. House Committee on Agriculture;pp. 165-173

Statement of Bruce A. Jamerson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mascoma Corporation, before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research, Hearing to “Review the Future of Next Generation Biofuels”;pp. 175-179

Chapter Sources pp.181-182

Index pp.183-193

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