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The biofuels track examines questions surrounding the feasibility, business case for, and sustainability of future biofuels. Much of the focus of this track is on non-corn based biofuels such as renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol, and drop-in petroleum replacements, among others. Our research answers important policy questions for the state of California, the United States, and the world using a variety of economic, modelling/simulation, and life cycle methods. Broadly, the track examines how and to what extent biofuels can contribute to a sustainable energy future.
Research Leaders: Lew Fulton, Nathan Parker, Stephen R. Kaffka, Julie Witcover
Three Routes Forward for Biofuels: Incremental, Transitional, and Leapfrog