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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or derived from cellulose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or relating to cellulose; produced by or made of cellulose: as, “cellulosic fermentation,”
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- n. a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
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Oil giant Total invests in cellulosic ethanol company Coskata's latest funding round
But the fine print will matter, particularly to companies looking to expand the production of so-called cellulosic or advanced ethanol made from wood chips, algae, or even trash.
But this type of biomass--known as "cellulosic biomass" -- is plentiful and renewable.
Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. plans to invest in one of the first commercial-scale plants to convert wood into ethanol, an unusual vote of confidence by a major oil company in the emerging technology used to produce so-called cellulosic biofuels.
Although the technology is not yet fully developed, many policy makers believe that non-food, often called cellulosic, ethanol will play a key role in reducing our dependency on foreign oil.
Ethanol from such alternative sources is known as cellulosic ethanol.
As a result, many venture investors are turning to so-called cellulosic ethanol companies, those that make the fuel from wood chips, switchgrass or other plant matter that doesn't affect the food supply as much.
Another provision of the bill would create a new credit for so-called cellulosic ethanol -- which is made from wood chips, switch grass and other nonfood stocks -- of $1.01 a gallon.
So-called cellulosic ethanol would benefit from a new production tax credit and some $300 million that would be set aside for research.
Most ethanol comes from corn, but if the technology becomes readily available, nearly any biological material — even grass — could create a viable alternative fuel called cellulosic ethanol.