Thursday, January 8, 2009

Increasing feedstock production for biofuels

Source: Biomass Research and Development Initiative
"The goal of this report is to inform research recommendations to address the constraints surrounding availability of biomass feedstocks. To meet this goal, an economic assessment, which links to an analysis of the consequences for greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability, has been developed that encompasses feedstock production from agriculture and forestry sources. The boundaries of the analysis—a domestic focus on feedstocks and up to the farmgate or forest roadside—circumscribe the fi ndings. Uncertainty about the conversion of feedstocks to biofuels, transportation of both, international effects, and consideration of displaced petroleum fuels are beyond the scope of this study."