BIOMASS - FEEDSTOCK FOR FUEL OF THE FUTURE
Among the most promising alternatives are fuels derived from biological material. Biomass includes all plant and plant derived-material. The U.S. Department of Energy is now funding through grants the development of technology for conversion of biomass to valuable fuels, chemicals, materials and power; so as to reduce dependence on foreign oil and foster growth of bio-refineries. Biomass is one of our most important energy resources. The largest U.S. renewable energy source every year since 2000, it also provides the only renewable alternative for liquid transportation fuel. Biomass use strengthens rural economies, decreases America's dependence on imported oil, avoids use of MTBE pollution, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Today's biomass uses include ethanol, biodiesel, biomass power, and industrial process energy.
Today, the main source of biofuel is ethanol distilled from kernels of corn. As current targets for biofuels have been pushed higher, using corn alone will not meet the requirements targeted. Tomorrow's bio-refineries will use advanced technology such as (1) Hydrolysis of cellulosic biomass to sugars and lignin and (2) Thermochemical conversion of biomass to synthesis gas for fermentation and catalysis of these platform chemicals to produce slates of biopolymers and fuels. See the graphic on the right.
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To help expand the role of biomass in America's future, Equity Financial Resources has experience in the development and writing of business plans and other related business resources for biomass to renewable fuel production and is constantly researching new technologies and the changing processes involved. Let our experience help you in your biomass to renewable fuel business
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