Knowledge Base

Pacific Ag
Pacific Ag developed an infographic to illustrate the potential yield of a fully-leveraged corn stover harvest, what that harvest could produce in terms of cellulosic biofuels and cattle feed, as well as projected market demand for renewably created materials by 2022.

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IEA Bioenergy
This report addresses the main bio-based chemicals that potentially could be co-produced with secondary energy carriers in integrated biorefinery facilities.

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Douglas L. Karlen, Jane M. F. Johnson
This overview highlights research conducted by the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Renewable Energy Assessment Project team as part of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture Sun Grant Regional Feedstock Partnership Corn Stover team.

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Jack Huttner, Stephanie Batchelor
To realize its full potential, the industrial biotechnology sector needs to establish its sustainability credentials definitively and in a straightforward way. It is no longer possible to do so on an individual company basis. The whole industry has a responsibility to take an active role in providing a path to a sustainable biobased economy.

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Environmental Entrepreneurs
Advanced biofuels are renewable transportation fuels that can replace traditional gasoline and diesel at a competitive price and with significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report collects data from a variety of public sources and private interviews for the purpose of summarizing current economic activities in the advanced biofuel industry.

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Cleantech Group
New technologies are being developed to better integrate the entire biofuels and biochemicals value chain, including new feedstock technologies that can address some of the key constraints of traditional bioenergy crops. In addition, growing crosssector collaborations have also proven successful toward a better use of existing resources, while increasing efficiency within the value chain.

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Milken Institute
In much the way that high oil prices and concerns about climate change have spurred the development of renewable fuels, the same challenges have produced a surge of public and private interest in bio-based alternatives to petrochemicals.

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U.S. Department of Energy
The purpose of this report is to update the 2005 BTS and change its focus from a strategic assessment to a comprehensive resource assessment, thereby addressing issues raised since its publication. Once major criticism of the 2005 BTS was that the identified potential biomass was not restricted by price, and some of the potential feedstocks would likely be too expensive relative to other feedstocks under current and prospective technological change. This update provides estimates of prices and quantities of the resource potential (i.e. supply curves). This update also treats sustainability much more rigorously, and it focuses on currently unused resources and energy crops.

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