- "...the bulk of new biofuel production needs to come from advanced biofuels (algae, cellulosic)."
The International Energy Association
- "The Saudi assistant petroleum minister had expressed concern that Saudis could be "greened out" of the U.S. fuel market by biofuels like ethanol."
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2010.
- "...this legislation would also ensure progress made to commercialize advanced ethanol technologies utilizing new feedstocks... is accelerated."
The American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, and the Renewable Fuels Association
- "...what would happen to US gasoline prices if ethanol production came to an immediate halt. Under a very wide range of parameters, the estimated gasoline price increase would be of historic proportions, ranging from 41% to 92%."
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Iowa State University
- "Another substitute for oil that holds tremendous promise is renewable biofuels...made from things like switchgrass, wood chips, and biomass."
- "I'm a big supporter of biofuels. But one of the things that's become clear is, is that we need to accelerate our basic research in ethanol and other biofuels that are made from things like woodchips..."
One of Woodland's most significant advantages is our ability to use a wide variety of feedstocks. Use of diverse renewable biomass feedstocks allows Woodland's CPRTM plants to use non-food materials and thereby minimize input costs. This also allows CPRTM plants to operate outside of the controversy surrounding the fermentation industry over the consumption of food materials to supply our fuel market needs.
The following table identifies some of the biomass feedstock materials that Woodland's CPRTM technology can use:
|Wood Bi-Product and Waste||Cellulose-Rich Products||Agricultural Waste|
|Damaged and diseased forest materials|
Wood chips, sawdust, bark, end-cuts
Urban wood waste, trimmings, branches
Industrial wood waste, pallets, wire reels
Municipal Solid Waste
|Corn stover, stalks, cobs|
Food processing waste materials
Large quantities of forest materials are available in North America and elsewhere in the world. Although CPRTM technology works well with high-grade timber, our focus is on lower cost feedstock, as the process efficiency is not highly affected by form of the wood or the species type. For example, a potential source of wood waste is the slash piles that are left after logging operations. This includes unsuitable species as well as the tops and branches of trees logged for the pulp or lumber industries. Currently this waste is either left to rot, is burned or is "hogged" for use as a heating fuel. Disposal of biomass residues presents an environmental problem when they are burned in the fields or in open pits. Many governments have banned such burning, leaving producers with growing piles of environmentally harmful waste but with no disposal solutions.
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