Now here’s an a-peeling idea for a cellulosic fuel source. Researchers at the Agricultural Research Service Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory in Winter Haven have been looking at the possibility of using citrus peels to make ethanol. According to this ARS story, citrus waste materials are rich in pectin, cellulose and hemicellusic polysaccharides, which can be hydrolyzed into sugars and …
A group of farmers wants Iogen Corp. to have their own private Idaho. According to this UPI article, there’s some heavy lobbying going on to get the “world leader in cellulosic ethanol production” to locate their first plant in Idaho rather than Canada. Idaho farmer Duane Grant a barley and alfalfa grower who has been involved with technology applications in …
America pays a “national security surcharge” for each gallon of oil that is imported from the Middle East
Here’s a very good, comprehensive on cellulosic ethanol
Finally I found an article that picked up on the president’s references to a “new kind of ethanol” and provided some good information on the potential for cellulosic ethanol.
Progress is being made on the world’s first commercial cellulosic ethanol production plant
I have gotten two comments in the past week from this gentleman – C. Scott Miller of Studio City, CA – who is the author of the BioConversion Blog