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Dedicated Energy Crops Could Replace 30% of Gasoline

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Ceres, Inc. Wants to Make it Happen  --


Ceres, Inc. supports the prediction that we could grow more than 30% of US transportation fuel with dedicated energy crops. This is no pipe dream: planting starts next spring.


Ceres, Inc., the self-described “energy crop company,” is engineering plants that could play a big role in the future of sustainable biofuels. In stark contrast to food crops, what Ceres is in the business of creating are “dedicated energy crops”—like switchgrass, sorghum, and miscanthus—that are ideally suited for fuel production.


While the global “food vs. fuel” debate rages on, a few companies like Ceres are quietly moving forward with next generation technology that challenges many of the current assumptions about growing fuel. In their view, it’s time to move the conversation on from corn-based controversy to second-generation, non-food based sources of ethanol.

 

[Read the rest of the article at Gas 2.0]


Edited by stins - Mon, 04 Aug 2008 18:45:37 GMT
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Yeah it's good to see companies pursuing biofuels that don't rely on food crops.  Personally I still think algae oil is the most promising one though.

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