Biological research survey for the efficient conversion of biomass to biofuels.

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The purpose of this four-week late start LDRD was to assess the current status of science and technology with regard to the production of biofuels. The main focus was on production of biodiesel from nonpetroleum sources, mainly vegetable oils and algae, and production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. One goal was to assess the major technological hurdles for economic production of biofuels for these two approaches. Another goal was to compare the challenges and potential benefits of the two approaches. A third goal was to determine areas of research where Sandia's unique technical capabilities can have a particularly strong impact ... continued below

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Kent, Michael Stuart & Andrews, Katherine M. (Computational Biosciences) January 1, 2007.

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The purpose of this four-week late start LDRD was to assess the current status of science and technology with regard to the production of biofuels. The main focus was on production of biodiesel from nonpetroleum sources, mainly vegetable oils and algae, and production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. One goal was to assess the major technological hurdles for economic production of biofuels for these two approaches. Another goal was to compare the challenges and potential benefits of the two approaches. A third goal was to determine areas of research where Sandia's unique technical capabilities can have a particularly strong impact in these technologies.

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  • Report No.: SAND2006-7221
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/900852 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900852
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc880035

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Kent, Michael Stuart & Andrews, Katherine M. (Computational Biosciences). Biological research survey for the efficient conversion of biomass to biofuels., report, January 1, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc880035/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.