More money for second-generation biofuels and basic cellulosics research

July 2007
TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Jul2007, Issue 793, p8
Academic Journal
The article reports on the funding to be provided by the U.S. government for basic research into cellulosics-to-ethanol processes to produce so-called second generation biofuels. According to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, the money will be spent over the next three years and will go towards 11 hand-picked research projects. He adds that the research will focus on development of cordgrass, rice, switchgrass and perennial grasses as feedstocks for ethanol.


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