Category Archives: Second Generation Biofuels and Biomass

Air China

Air China and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of carrying out a trans-Pacific biofuel flight between China and the United States. The sustainably sourced biofuel for the trans-Pacific flight will be produced both in the United States and China to test and compare the respective qualities and capabilities of the fuels.

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Cellulosic Ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol can be made out of switchgrass, Miscanthus, Napier grass, waste, or woodchips. Until recently, the assumption had been that cellulose would take over from sugar and starch as the feedstock for making biofuels. Making cellulose into sugar is technically possible and many firms are working on that possibility. The cel­lulose can be blended with enzymes or microorganisms. Still […]

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