The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass: Technological Status, Costs, and Environmental Impacts
Dates:
Tue, May 19, 2009   2321 Rayburn House Office Bldg.

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
and
National Research Council
America’s Energy Future Panel on Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels
 
 
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Congressional Briefing

  
on
 
 
Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass:
Technological Status, Costs, and Environmental Impacts
 
 Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass is the first in a series of reports to be released from the National Academies' America's Energy Future project, which was undertaken to stimulate and inform a constructive national dialogue about the nation’s energy future. This first report examines the technical requirements, costs, and potential benefits of transitioning to non-petroleum-based transportation fuels. The report evaluates various alternative liquid fuels, focusing on the two -- liquid fuels from plants and coal -- that could be deployed within 10 years.
 
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 20, 2009 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.