To support President Obama's goal of reducing America's oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) today jointly announced up to $30 million over three to four years that will support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products.
You or I could probably make some ethanol from wood in a lab; its coming up with an industrial, financially viable method that seems to be the largest problem. That said, we have found that the direct conversion of wood waste to thermal energy is relatively inexpensive, efficient, and reliable as our units run 24/7.
By Jody East