ethanol production

Energy Department Selects Four Companies for Cellulosic Ethanol Funding

Article: Energy Department Selects Four Companies for Cellulosic Ethanol Funding

WASHINGTON, DC, February 29, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, has decided to invest up to $33.8 million for four projects that will develop improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material such as switchgrass and paper pulp into sugars suitable for production of biofuels. The funding will cover Fiscal Years 2008-2011 in…

By the Numbers: Ethanol

Article: By the Numbers: Ethanol

The propagation and increased use of ethanol has been a very contentious subject in green circles here in the US; on the one hand, it’s a domestically-produced alternative to oil, but on the other hand, you need engine modifications to use a high concentration of it, burning it results in lower gas mileage, and using…