by Eric J. Connor, Sr. VP Business Development at TRI, Inc.
TRI estimates that by using existing technology and moving the industry to forest products biorefineries, the U.S. pulp and paper industry could produce nearly half of the transportation fuels amount targeted by the DOE.
The reliability, affordability and environmental impact of energy supplies have become the most critical issue for the world economy. While most of the initial response has been investment in producing ethanol from corn, there is common consensus that there is simply not enough corn to meet renewable energy needs. Given that consensus, as we look forward, the conversion of cellulosic biomass fuels will be required.
Published in Paper Age, March/April 2007 by Eric J. Connor, this article describes the pathway to achieve the BioFuture through implementation of TRI’s Biomass Gasification Technology.