Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update, October 6, Rayburn House Office Building

Source: By Jessie Stark, EESI • Posted: Monday, October 6, 2014

Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update

October 6, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Free and open to the public
2226 Rayburn House Office Building – Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street
Please RSVP to expedite check-in.

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining the technologies that are making commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production a reality. Cellulosic ethanol is produced from agricultural residue — primarily, at this time, from corn stover (leaves, stalks and husks), which is removed in a sustainable manner after the harvest. Cellulosic ethanol is commercially produced at one U.S. facility, with two more coming on-line later this year. Combined, these three facilities are expected to produce a total of approximately 80 million gallons of renewable fuel per year. Contrary to popular belief, cellulosic fuels are not ‘phantom fuels’ but commercially viable ethanol fuels, which have been scaled up in a relatively short time period.

Visit http://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/100614cellulosic for more information.