cellulosic


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cellulosic

[‚sel·yə′lō·sik]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the derivatives of cellulose, such as cellulose acetate.
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Renmatix's technology to extract second-generation sugars from biomass has the potential to significantly benefit cellulosic sugars economics and is one more milestone in Total's efforts to develop sustainable and profitable biomolecules for products of interest to Total," said Bernard Clement, Senior Vice President, Total New Energies.
Cellulosic production has lagged well behind what Congress had anticipated when it wrote the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).
Developed with the support of Energy Department investments, Abengoa s Hugoton facility will be the nation s third commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to come on line.
Currently, Edeniq operates a pilot ethanol biorefinery in California that can convert two tonnes of feedstock per day into cellulosic sugars for an annual production of 50,000 gallons (189,000 litres) of cellulosic ethanol.
As a result, registered cellulosic ethanol production until this year was zero a nd it seems is likely to miss mandated blended volumes for years to come.
According to ZeaChem, the main aim of the collaboration is to strengthen cellulosic ethanol's credibility among regulators and consumers, build awareness of the environmental advantages of cellulosic ethanol produced from non-food feedstocks, and provide leadership in bringing cellulosic ethanol to the consumer market.
However, producing cellulosic ethanol is more expensive than making the fuel from grains because there are more steps required to convert the materials into starch for fermenting.
Where we need to focus our attention is on cellulosic biofuels that do not pose the challenges described by Runge and Johnson for corn ethanol.
According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, that means POET's cellulosic ethanol-which will use corn cobs and other crop residue as the feedstock-will actually have negative emissions by offseting more greenhouse gas emissions than it produces.
I wrote about the myriad problems of cellulosic ethanol in my book Gusher of Lies.
Emerging technologies are allowing cellulosic biomass (wood, grass, stalks, etc.
Savings estimates range from approximately 32 million dollars for each cellulosic ethanol plant to a total of 7.