Thursday, February 21, 2008

Company estimates up to 1/3 of transport fuel needs could be satisfied by ethanol from trash

Considering all the worry in the media about ethanol taking land and resources from food production, the possiblility of producing large amounts of ethanol from trash that would otherwise go to landfills is tantalizing. It wouldn't require more cropland and it would keep valuable biomass from going to landfills.
Trash-Based Biofuels: From Landfill to Full Tank of Gas: Scientific American

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