Quantifying Cost and Availability of Cellulosic Feedstocks for Biofuels and Biochemicals
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 19 Pages
|生質燃料、生化用纖維素系原料的定量化成本與可用性 Quantifying Cost and Availability of Cellulosic Feedstocks for Biofuels and Biochemicals|
|出版日期: 2014年11月17日||內容資訊: 英文 19 Pages||
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.
As biofuel developers expand beyond food-based feedstocks, many hopeful producers have unrealistic feedstock cost and availability expectations, causing failed ventures.
Globally, 2.4 million MT of cellulosic biomass are available, but cost and local availability are the two most important metrics when analyzing the feasibility of cellulosic biomass options.