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Process boosts economics of biofuel-EurekaAlert

PostPosted: June 6th, 2009, 5:56 pm
by wolfhnd
'Smart' process may boost economics of biofuel production

PNNL's 1-step method converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory believe they've identified a simpler way to generate biofuels – a one-step process to convert cellulose found in plant material and other biomass into a chemical that can serve as a precursor to make fuels and plastics. A simpler process means scientists can provide alternatives to economists and investors who are looking to make smart decisions about biofuel production as fossil fuel resources become more limited.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 060509.php