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NEWS UPDATE January 18, 2013

Marginal farmland a potential boon for ethanol crops, CO2 reduction — study

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 18, 2013

Marginal Midwestern farmland — tracts not used for food crops — can produce enough biofuels to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide spewed annually by about 10 million mid-sized cars, according to new research. While the notion of using marginal lands for biofuel production is several years old, the study published in the current issue of Nature is the first to quantify the biofuel potential and possible emission benefits of marginal lands. The study used 20 years of data from 10 states. [ read more … ]

Cellulosic sugars company signs its second $100M deal of 2013

Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted January 18, 2013

Sweetwater Energy has signed a 15-year, $100 million deal with Front Range Energy in Windsor, Colo., to convert the latter’s corn ethanol facility to make fuel from crop residues, grasses and wood. Based in Rochester, N.Y., Sweetwater uses enzymes to produce cellulosic sugars, the building blocks of ethanol that come from agricultural and forest waste, fast-growing energy crops, and other fibrous material that can be broken down to make cellulosic biofuel. [ read more … ]

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