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Designing the perfect plant feedstock for biofuel production: Using the whole buffalo to diversify f

Description:
In an effort to replace petroleum, technologies to synthesize liquid fuels and other commodities from renewable biomass are being developed. Current technologies, however, only use a portion of plant biomass feedstocks for fuel and useful products. "Using the whole feedstock buffalo" or optimally using all portions and biochemicals present in renewable biomass will enhance the economic and environmental feasibility of biofuels and coproducts.

Related Topics:
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12

Related Sub-Topics

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.