Next generation technologies
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Next generation technologies is a generic term referring to new and often unproven technologies for bioenergy production. This term is often used broadly to refer both to conversion technologies as well as to novel feedstocks, such as algae. It is often used to refer to the range of thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies for converting cellulosic feedstocks into liquid biofuels, such as ethanol. It is contrasted against well-established technologies such as producing ethanol from sugars and starches or biodiesel production through transesterification.
List of "next generation technologies"
- Global: Status of Next Generation Biofuels Facilities - 26-page September 2009 report (cost: $1,595.00) issued by Hart Energy's Global Biofuels Center.
- From the description: "Next generation biofuels have received tremendous fanfare...as a crucial part of the next steps toward energy security, reducing dependence on petroleum products and environmental well-being....Be it cellulosic ethanol, renewable diesel, biomass-to-liquids (BTL) or Fischer Tropsch liquids, made from feedstocks such as agricultural/forest/municipal solid wastes, grasses, woods, waste paper and algae, next generation biofuels are still largely under R&D."
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| Technologies categorized by bioenergy processes:|
Biochemical: Aerobic, Anaerobic, Landfill gas collection (LFG), Biodiesel production, Ethanol production
Technologies by commercialization status:
Analysis of technologies: Life-cycle analysis
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