Growing America’s fuel: an analysis of corn and cellulosic ethanol feasibility in the United States

@article{Somma2010GrowingAF,
  title={Growing America’s fuel: an analysis of corn and cellulosic ethanol feasibility in the United States},
  author={Dan Somma and Hope Lobkowicz and Jonathan P. Deason},
  journal={Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={373-380}
}
Recent excitement over ethanol in the United States has been unmatched by other alternative energy sources. To a certain extent, the mention of ethanol by President Bush in the past four State of the Union Addresses has politicized the debate and generated a high level of support for increased ethanol production in both Congress and the private sector. In December 2007, President Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, which increased the renewable fuel standard that was… 
Perspectives for the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstock – A case study
Abstract Pakistan has limited indigenous resources of fossil fuel and the deficit is being filled through imports of crude oil and petroleum product. The country presently produces bio ethanol
Subcritical and supercritical technology for the production of second generation bioethanol
TLDR
This review gives an overview of the state-of-the-art of hydrolysis with subcritical and supercritical water in the context of reusing agricultural residues for the production of suitable substrates to be processed during the fermentative production of bioethanol.
Emission Characteristics of Agricultural and Industrial Cellulosic Wastes Blended with Gasoline
Agricultural and industrial wastes like sawdust and corncobs are definitely pollutants as they are disposed in dump sites and burnt in open air in most developing countries, like Nigeria. Proper
Insect Pest Communities in Potential Biofuel Grasses of Upper Midwest USA
With the increasing concern about the use of fossil fuels, cellulosic biofuel crops are gaining additional attention. Two of these potential bioenergy crops are switchgrass and miscanthus, and the
Systematic metabolic characterization of hydrocarbon and exo-polysaccharide producing microalga Botryococcus braunii
Renewable energy in the form of bio-diesel, bio-methane, bio-hydrogen, and hydrocarbons from microalgal biomass is gaining attention for research in recent years. The use of microalgal biomass as a
Improving enzymatic conversion of lignocellulose to platform sugars
Increasing demand and uncertain availability of fossil fuels urge us to find alternative resources available in large quantities especially for the petrol-based transportation sector. Lignocellulosic
Marine macroalgae: an untapped resource for producing fuels and chemicals.
TLDR
This review focuses on up-to-date progress in fermentation of sugars from seaweed biomass using either natural or engineered microbial cells, and also provides a comprehensive overview of seaweed properties, cultivation and harvesting methods, and major steps in the bioconversion of seaweeds biomass to biofuels.
Algae biofuels: versatility for the future of bioenergy.
TLDR
Of the potential sources of biofuels the most efficient producers of biomass are the photosynthetic microalgae and cyanobacteria, which can be used for the production of bioethanol, biodiesel, biohydrogen, and biogas.
The feasibility of using brown seaweed, Laminaria digitata, as feedstock for generating bioenergy and biomaterials
  • Edward Amasaye Membere
  • Environmental Science
  • 2018
An approach to Bio-methane potential test (BMP) was carried out at mesophilic temperature of 35 oC with SupelTM inert gas sampling bags as biogas collection and storage bags, using selected seaweed
Potential of macroalgae for biodiesel production: Screening and evaluation studies.
TLDR
The present study confirmed that macroalgae represent an attractive alternative renewable feedstock for biodiesel and other biofuels.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 20 REFERENCES
Biomass as Feedstock for A Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are both strongly committed to expanding the role of biomass as an energy source. In particular, they support biomass
Determining the Cost of Producing Ethanol from Corn Starch and Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
The mature corn-to-ethanol industry has many similarities to the emerging lignocellulose-to-ethanol industry. It is certainly possible that some of the early practitioners of this new technology will
Fuel Ethanol Subsidies and Farm Price Support
Ethanol subsidies are well established in U.S. policy and have high priority in corn growers' political agenda. This paper develops a vertical market model of ethanol, byproducts, and corn which is
Import Ethanol, Not Oil
In this article, the authors argue that the United States can have a gasoline substitute at an attractive price with little infrastructure investment and no change to our current fleet of cars and
Overview and evaluation of fuel ethanol from cellulosic biomass
▪ Abstract Ethanol is a high performance fuel in internal combustion engines. It is a liquid, which is advantageous in terms of storage, delivery, and infrastructural compatability. Ethanol burns
Convergence of Agriculture and Energy: II. Producing Cellulosic Biomass for Biofuels
The economic competitiveness of cellulosic ethanol production is highly dependent on feedstock cost, which constitutes 35-50% of the total ethanol production cost, depending on geographical factors
Thermochemical Design Report: Thermochemical Ethanol via Indirect Gasification and Mixed Alcohol Synthesis of Lignocellulosic Biomass
NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees,
Bioethanol from Cellulosic Materials: A Renewable Motor Fuel from Biomass
Abstract Ethanol is the most widely used liquid biofuel. It is an alcohol and is fermented from sugars, starches or from cellulosic biomass. Cellulosic materials can be used to produce bioethanol.
Use of U.S. Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases Through Emissions from Land-Use Change
TLDR
It is found that corn-based ethanol nearly doubles greenhouse emissions over 30 years and increases greenhouse gases for 167 years, which raises concerns about large biofuel mandates and highlights the value of using waste products.
Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals
TLDR
It is already clear that large-scale use of ethanol for fuel will almost certainly require cellulosic technology and new metrics that measure specific resource inputs are developed, but further research into environmental metrics is needed.
...
1
2
...