Investigating a Variety of Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels
The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio), led by Penn State University, is investigating a variety of feedstocks including short rotation woody crops, switch grass, and miscanthus for advanced biofuels. Driven by the broad societal beneﬁts that sustainable bioenergy value chains can provide, NEWBio aims to overcome existing barriers and dramatically increase the sustainable, cost-effective supply of lignocellulosic biomass while reducing net greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing ecosystem services, and building vibrant communities.
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