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RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM FOREST RESOURCES:
An Investigation of the Complex Interrelated Issues Associated with Generating Automotive Fuels From Lignocellulosic Biomass

MUSES

Michigan
Technological
University
Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931

Phone: 906.487.3612
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu


Lignocellulosic
Ethanol
Production:
How sustainably can it
be achieved?

“As a nation, we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce CO2 emissions. Ethanol is a very clean-burning fuel that can provide a viable substitute for gasoline. We need to evaluate the various sources of ethanol---forests, switch grass, and corn, to determine which is most energy-efficient and most advantageous socially, economically, and environmentally over the long-term.”

 - Ann Maclean, Principal Investigator; Professor, Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing; School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences
Research Highlights:


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