Treethanol


Treethanol

Treethanol is an Ethanol fuel (more precisely Cellulosic ethanol) made from trees. [ [http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8766061 Energy | Woodstock revisited | Economist.com ] ]

Forest trees contain more than 90% of the Earth’s terrestrial biomass, providing such environmental benefits as carbon capture, sustainable energy supplies, improved air quality, and biodiversity. Trees are a particularly promising source of ethanol because they grow all year round, require significantly less fertiliser and water and contain far more carbohydrates (the chemical precursors of ethanol) than food crops (like corn) do.

Criticism

Treethanol cannot fight against greenhouse gas production because its creation destroys trees and forests.Fact|date=February 2008 Because of this, biofuels from non-feedstock herbal crops (pure energy crops) are preferable.

References

External links

*Fast-growing trees could take root as future energy source: [http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html4ever/2006/060823.Chapple.poplar.html]
* [http://www.jgi.doe.gov/education/bioenergy/bioenergy_8.html The Poplar Tree: Advancing Alternative Energy Sources]
* [http://www.jgi.doe.gov/News/news_6_8_07.html DOE Joint Genome Institute Announces 2008 Genome Sequencing Targets] Eucalyptus to be sequenced as a candidate biomass energy crop by US DOE Joint Genome Institute


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