Agricultural Economics Department

 

Date of this Version

2016

Citation

Cornhusker Economics August 31, 2015

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Copyright 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Abstract

President Bush startled many of us when in his 2006 State of the Union address he promised, “We will also fund additional research in cutting -edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switchgrass.” The “but” refers to the fact that chips, stalks and grass are cellulosic feedstocks, and commercial technology for extracting ethanol from cellulose was then way behind the millenia- old technology for extracting ethanol from grain.

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