Archive for the ‘Ethanol’ Category
Cellulosic ethanol is a new type of ethanol made from waste like wood or paper, or from the uneatable part of crops. Unfortunately, no company is producing large amounts of this substance. The Environmental protection agency reduced the 250 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol required by a federal law, to six million gallons.
The companies Algenol Biofuels and Dow Chemical have partnered to build algae farms that can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics. The team has announced that they will build a demonstration plant that would effectively convert CO2 into fuel.