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The race for biofuels driving alternative sources of biomass
Date:10/26/2007

than production from grains in both cost per unit and energy efficiency, Da Silva says. Sugarcane is ranked first among all other crops for biomass production and can be a key component of biomass supply. Technology for producing ethanol from sugarcane is well established in tropical countries such as Brazil, where energy independence has been achieved.

Although there is no finite development timeline, there is clearly a race for biofuels as the cost of petroleum reaches previously unimaginable levels, reserves diminish, and environmental concerns soar. If won, this race could bring about a revolution as significant as Henry Fords creation of the Model T car.


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