- Enzyme companies need to partner with those developing biorefineries because, to produce ethanol from cellulosic material, 100 times more enzymes are needed.
- Farmer ownership in ethanol projects: the hope and jobs it has provided in rural communities, and he advocated local ownership.
- The one thing that we can’t do today is go back to sleep in our addiction to oil. Farmers and ranchers want to be involved in ethanol production.
- In US, farmers have the capacity to produce crops other than corn. However, since that’s a crop they already understand well, they will need incentives to switch, especially to new areas like dedicated energy crops.
- It’s important not to lose the gains made over the past 25 years. But this is still the beginning of the journey.
- In the process, environmental degradation and loss of wildlife habitat could damage the ethanol industry’s green image.
- Talk about strategy to create cellulosic ethanol—treating biomass with enzymes to release sugars. Contrasting that method with the thermal chemical conversion technology in which biomass is gasified.
- With the gasification process, a mixture of whatever cellulosic material is on hand can be used as a feedstock. On the other hand, with the enzyme approach, a specific enzyme must be used for each feedstock.
- Paper mill runnability. Biocide-treatment.
- Turning waste into biomassa and burning for heat and electricity.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
What could Biotechies talk About?
What are the issues we could talk about?