While biofuels have attracted a great deal of interest among the public, press and policymakers, renewable chemicals have become increasingly important in a number of industries as companies look for ways to make manufacturing more sustainable.
Forbes recently released an infographic charting the main players in global biofuel production.
In August 2015 I covered the top 3 reasons why biofuels are better for the U.S., and wanted to broaden that focus and explore the benefits of biofuels worldwide.
The commercialization of cellulosic ethanol began in October of 2013 with the launch of the 13 million gallons per year (MGY) plant in Crescentino, Italy. Since then, four additional cellulosic ethanol plants have popped up—two in the United States and two in Brazil. On October 30, DuPont formally opened the sixth commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.