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Next Generation of Biofuels: Cellulosic Ethanol

CORN STALKSDried corn stalks, called stover, are used to make cellulosic ethanol.

The next generation of biofuels is cellulosic ethanol, or... ethanol made from corn plant residue. And this new fuel is coming to the Midwest. From Nevada (nuh-VAY-duh), Iowa... Amy Mayer filed this report for Harvest Public Media.

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard calls for one billion gallons of ethanol produced from non-food plant matter rather than grain next year. It’s a goal industry is woefully unprepared to meet. But as Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer [MAY-ur] reports, with several plants in the works, cellulosic ethanol is poised to hit the commercial market sometime in 2013.



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