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cellulosic

[‚sel·yə′lō·sik]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the derivatives of cellulose, such as cellulose acetate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lovins went on: "Some bacterial and enzymatic routes under study look even more promising, but presently proved processes already offer sizable contributions without the inevitable climatic constraints of fossil-fuel combustion." He even claims that given enough efficiency in automobiles, and a large enough bank of cellulosic ethanol distilleries, "the whole of the transport needs could be met by organic conversion."
Savings estimates range from approximately 32 million dollars for each cellulosic ethanol plant to a total of 7.5 billion dollars if a federally-established goal of 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol is achieved.
Cellulosic ethanol is identical to ethanol, but produces up to 90% less C[O.sub.2] than petrol.
Once this step has been completed, the company expects to market its technology to all cellulosic ethanol producers.
The DuPont BioFuels business strategy is developing and commercializing an upstream biofuel technology to produce cellulosic ethanol that will use non-food energy feedstocks such as corn cob and switchgrass, and a downstream biofuel technology to produce biobutanol, a high-performance biofuel that can be delivered through existing gasoline distribution channels.
It is important to understand that not all cellulosic ethanol is created the same way.
Cellulosic ethanol is produced from biomass such as wood waste, switch-grass, or citrus.
"After decades of research and development around the world, cellulosic ethanol technology has reached a point where we are ready to demonstrate the commercial-scale production of ethanol from biomass," says Colin South, Mascoma's president.
Cellulosic ethanol development is needed because corn-to-ethanol production is putting a strain on corn prices, according to Bush.
In a statement, Erickson said, "This legislative package includes an important provision to allow accelerated depreciation for biorefineries that begin production of cellulosic biomass ethanol within the next six years.
While there is a great deal of partisan division in the United States, there is one thing that all of us, Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, can agree on, and that is "cellulosic ethanol." Cellulowhat?
In an interview with Reuters, Branson said that Virgin would build cellulosic ethanol factories in order to produce fuel from plant waste.