Quantifying Cost and Availability of Cellulosic Feedstocks for Biofuels and Biochemicals

November 17, 2014 | State of the Market Report

The biofuels and biochemicals industries mainly consume food crops today, such as corn and sugarcane. However, government pressures and economic forces are pushing the industry rapidly to develop value chains using nonfood feedstocks. Cellulosic biomass is the main option among nonfood resources, and several technologies are ramping to convert the biomass into valuable fuels and chemicals. This report analyzes the 2.4 billion MT of globally available cellulosic biomass, investigating the key economic and availability challenges to creating a viable cellulosic value chain.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Bio-based Materials and Chemicals
  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
  • Analysis
  • Outlook
  • Endnotes

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