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09/07/2009
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Drive to make biofuels thrive

“The university system of California has a good reputation of getting technology out to be commercialized.” Taylor said he believes cellulosic ethanol can help make America independent of foreign oil. “The U.S. economy will recover, just like every other economy, and when that happens there will be resource competition and it will drive the price (of gas) up. The only resource we can actively control is a bio-based fuel.” Continue reading

12/05/2009
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Researchers Eye Better Use For Biomass Than Ethanol

Using switchgrass and other biomass to power electric cars is three times more efficient and more environmentally friendly than using ethanol to power traditional gasoline cars, US scientists have found.
Electric vehicles using biomass converted into electricity travelled 81 percent farther per acre of cropland than vehicles with internal combustion engines running on cellulosic ethanol, researchers in California found. Continue reading

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