Seeking Biomass Feedstocks That Can Compete

Denise Attaway  |  8/15/2013 8:07:36 PM

Biobased fuel and chemical firms are investigating new sources for plant sugars. Image collage made

After about 50 years of creating ethanol from fossil fuels, chemical industries are becoming more interested in the potential for using plant-based feedstocks to produce biofuels. The article, Seeking Biomass Feedstocks That Can Compete, by Melody M. Bomgardner in Chemical & Engineering News, looks at several different energy crops that are suitable for producing the biobased chemicals needed to make biofuels. Bomgardner's article talks about corn stover, grain sorghum, giant reed, hybrid poplar, energy cane, napier grass and switchgrass.

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