Great Cellulosic Ethanol Article

Cindy Zimmerman

Here’s a very good, comprehensive report on cellulosic ethanol from Cox News Service. Good information about cellulosic, including blurbs about SunOpta’s new technology (see previous post) and Iogen’s progress in the field (also noted elsewhere on this blog). The article also points out the interest in cellulosic technology on the part of the Energy Future Coalition and Ted Turner. The conclusion is that a commercially feasible process for extracting ethanol from cellulose is still a breakthrough or two away, but lots of excitement building for this “new kind of ethanol.”
The article also notes that the Bush budget to be released tomorrow will ” include $150 million for research on cellulosic ethanol, a $59 million increase over the previous year.”

Cellulosic, Ethanol