Next Generation Biofuels – Trends In Global Innovation and Finance

A.R. Broadfoot, A.D. Cuellar, M.J. O’Donnell, C.H. Smith, and M.E. Webber, October 2007 (Citation)

Abstract

Environment, security and economic development were repeatedly cited throughout the conference as key drivers to biofuels development. While the conference speakers held differing views about which feedstock or production process will prevail as the most efficient or most promising, the group overwhelmingly agreed that the current conventional approach to biofuels production in the USA—converting corn into ethanol—is neither scalable or sustainable. In the opinion of many of the conference attendees, panelists and keynote speakers, second generation biofuels will play a significant role in any future global energy solution and present strategic opportunities for both the UK and USA.

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A.R. Broadfoot, A.D. Cuellar, M.J. O’Donnell, C.H. Smith, and M.E. Webber, “Next Gen- eration Biofuels – Trends In Global Innovation and Finance: The Tools of Biotechnology Meet the World’s Energy Challenge,” October 2007.