cellulosic cellulosic

Definition(s):

  • (n) a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)

Usage(s):

  1. That state aid will help defray high initial costs, and make cellulosic more competitive with oil.
  2. Undeterred, researchers at several cellulosic-ethanol plants are developing innovative enzyme concoctions and heating methods to make the process more economic.
  3. It's called cellulosic ethanol so-named because cellulose, a sugar locked in the hard structure of plants, is the energy source and Verenium is making it.

News

  1. New process under study

    GALVA — While other biofuel producers work with cornstalks or switchgrass to make cellulosic ethanol, the people at Quad County Corn Processors are working to pull cellulosic ethanol out of the corn k
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Iowa Farmer

  2. Commercial cellulosic ethanol near

    Within the next year, the ethanol industry likely will see some of the first ethanol made from cellulosic material on a commercial scale.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Iowa Farmer

  3. Turning Plant Matter into Fuel

    A University of California, Riverside professor in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department edited a recently published book that provides in-depth information on aqueous processing of cellulosic biomass, which includes wood, grasses, and agricultural and forestry residues, for conversion into fuels.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UC Riverside

Quotes

  1. "We could be to cellulosic ethanol what Iowa is to corn-based ethanol," said Rendell, noting the economic boost Iowa gets from producing ethanol the conventional way.
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  2. "Ultimately, success in producing inexpensive cellulosic ethanol could be the key to eliminating our nation's addiction to oil," Bodman said in a statement. "By relying on American ingenuity and on American farmers for fuel, we will enhance...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Samuel Bodman Source: ForexTV.com

  3. "Rising food costs recently resulted in a pushback against renewable fuels. However, cellulosic ethanol from sources like switchgrass and sorghum are non-competitive with food sources for animals and humans and remove cellulosic ethanol from this...
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: David Fleischaker Source: SunHerald.com

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