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Wood Bioenergy: February 2010 Summary

The EPA validated Forisk’s technology screen this month when it announced that it lowered its 2010 mandate for cellulosic ethanol production from 100 million gallons to 6.5 million gallons – a 94% drop in production targets.

According to the February summary of Wood Bioenergy South, as of February 24, 2010:

  • 129 wood-consuming bioenergy projects have been announced in the US South.
  • In total, these projects represent potential, incremental wood use of 47 million tons/year by 2020.
  • Based on Forisk analysis, projects representing only 18.7 million tons/year pass basic viability screening.

Click on figure for detailed downloadable summary.

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