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Biomass and Biofuels by Thallada Bhaskar, Shibu Jose

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Chapter 13

Impact of Allocation Procedures on the Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Wood-Based Cellulosic Ethanol

Puneet Dwivedi

Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

13.1 Introduction

The Energy and Independence Security Act of 2007 enacted by the U.S. Congress has set a target of producing 60.5 billion liters of cellulosic biofuels by 2022 (US Congress 2007). It is generally believed that the use of cellulosic biofuels will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector of the economy and decrease the nation’s dependency on foreign energy sources (Somerville et al. 2010). It is estimated that, apart from agriculture-based feedstocks such as crop residues and perennial ...

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