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Biofuelsimon
18th January 2008, 09:21 PM
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I say, I say, I say, what have cellulosic ethanol and lead got in common?They're both hard to get off the ground. Thank you I'm here all week. Bad joke that, but over on Gristmill, there's an interesting comment about House Agriculture Committee chairman, Colin Peterson (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/1/17/62243/2447#8) speaking at a Reuter's conference (http://www.reuters.com/article/GlobalAgricultureandBiofuels08/idUSN1554889720080115?sp=true) said;"I really think the more I look at this whole cellulosic issue, there is a lot bigger problem to overcome here than people realize in terms of the feedstocks. We have a lot of work to do in that regard," he said. "I'm not sure cellulosic ethanol will ever get off the ground."He's missing a trick, if you use pyrolysis to generate gas from biological feestocks then you can use cellulose as the starting material.

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