Industrial Demonstration of Second Generation Bioethanol Production in Italy: The BIOLYFE Project

D. Chiaramonti, A. Giovannini, A. Frattini & L. Oriani
Market opportunities for second generation biofuels in Italy are considerable, given the 2008 diesel and gasoline consumption of 26 Mt and 11 Mt respectively, and therefore the need for biofuels (5.75 % in 2010 and 10 % in 2020) is large as well. The production of first generation biofuels in sufficient amount to meet these targets would therefore require more than 27 % of Italian agricultural land in 2020 or, in a more realistic approach,...