Treethanol is an
Ethanol fuel(more precisely Cellulosic ethanol) made from trees. [ [http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=8766061 Energy | Woodstock revisited | Economist.com ] ]
Forest trees contain more than 90% of the Earth’s terrestrial
biomass, providing such environmental benefits as carbon capture, sustainableenergy supplies, improved air quality, and biodiversity. Trees are a particularly promising source of ethanol because they grow all year round, require significantly less fertiliserand water and contain far more carbohydrates(the chemical precursors of ethanol) than food crops (like corn) do.
Treethanol cannot fight against
greenhouse gasproduction because its creation destroys trees and forests.Fact|date=February 2008 Because of this, biofuels from non-feedstock herbal crops (pure energy crops) are preferable.
*Fast-growing trees could take root as future energy source: [http://news.uns.purdue.edu/html4ever/2006/060823.Chapple.poplar.html]
* [http://www.jgi.doe.gov/education/bioenergy/bioenergy_8.html The Poplar Tree: Advancing Alternative Energy Sources]
* [http://www.jgi.doe.gov/News/news_6_8_07.html DOE Joint Genome Institute Announces 2008 Genome Sequencing Targets]
Eucalyptusto be sequenced as a candidate biomass energy crop by US DOE Joint Genome Institute
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