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Investing in Cellulosic Ethanol

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Ethanol Finally Has Its Day: 15-Fold Growth Ahead for Cellulosic Ethanol
March 6th, 2008
The corn ethanol boom has come and gone.

But if you think the investment opportunities in biofuels have come and gone as well, think again…

You see, while corn-based ethanol turned out to be a bust (among other reasons, because the net energy produced was hardly more than the energy used to produce it), cellulosic ethanol has positive net energy yield. It also emits 80% less carbon dioxide than regular gasoline.

Why do we at Green Chip Stocks think cellulosic ethanol is here to stay?

Well, the same newly passed Energy Bill that requires a certain amount of ethanol to be present in the nation’s gas tanks also mandates the production of cellulosic ethanol, a fuel that can be made from the cellulose of many non-food plants, rather than competing with corn.

Green Chip Stocks Editor Jeff Siegel, featured on CNBC’s Green Week

The Energy Bill requires that 3% of ethanol be derived from cellulosic sources by 2012, and 44% by 2022. By our estimates, we’ll need to produce 405 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol in 2012… and 15.84 billion gallons in 2022.

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Written by Casey McConnell

March 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Posted in Bioenergy

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