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Title

Introduction to Biofuel: Perennial Grasses as a Feedstock

Date of this Version

2019

Document Type

Article

Citation

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson

Comments

Copyright © 2019 Chae-in Na, John A. Guretsky, Amy Kohmetcher, and Deana Namuth-Covert. Used by permission.

This project was supported in part by the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants CAP project 2011-68002-30029 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, administered by the University of California-Davis and by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education, National SMETE Digital Library Program, Award #0938034, administered by the University of Nebraska. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USDA or NSF.

Development of this lesson was supported in part by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Abstract

This lesson covers what biofuels are (including first-, second-, and third-generation biofuels) and explains why they are important.

Objectives

At the completion of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Define the term biofuel.
  • Explain why biofuels are important.
  • Discuss differences in first-, second-, and third-generation biofuels.
  • Describe importance and current status of perennial grasses as biofuel feedstock.

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