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Beta Renewables leads commercial scale production of cellulosic biofuels [Registered]

Cellulosic biofuels production which has yet to be produced in commercial scale, is likely to do so by 2015, according to the chief executive of producer Beta Renewables speaking to Reuters recently. The United States produced just 20,000 gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuel last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That was a mere 0.04 percent of a 500-million-gallon target the U.S. government set in 2007. Beta Renewables opened its first plant in Italy in the final quarter of last year and sees 2013 as a turning point for the industry as demand surges and more production comes…

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