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Supply of cellulosic biofuel feedstocks to meet 2030 target in the US will have to come at a price [Registered]

Arguably, one of the main stumbling blocks to the rapid expansion of the cellulosic biofuels sector is the access to and supply of feedstocks at competitive price. Advances in process conversion technologies continues apace as competitively priced solutions come to the market place. A recent study from the University of Illinois (published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2011) concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30% of petroleum consumption in the US with biofuels by 2030. A team of researchers led by Madhu Khanna, a professor of…

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