Beyond Oil: Powering the Future

May 1, 2009

Transportation consumes 70 percent of the oil used in our country. But as worldwide demand for oil soars and supplies tighten, how will we keep transportation moving? Current and emerging technologies can quickly convert a wide range of plant matter to transportation biofuels, offering a partial solution and contributing to an increasingly diversified and “greener” energy future.

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Miles P. Drake, senior vice president, Research and Development; Chief Technology Officer, Weyerhaeuser
Daniel Schwartz, Boeing-Sutter professor, Chemical Engineering; associate dean, New Initiatives, College of Engineering, University of Washington

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