Arizona has great potential as a large-scale producer of renewable bioenergy and bioproducts from sugar, oil, green waste, and algal sources. There currently is one full-scale ethanol production facility in our region, and we have been working with them to utilize new sources of biomass. Arizona could become a model for semi-arid land production of renewable fuels demonstrating responsible use of water, land, and workforce. Utilization of residual biomass is a key step for economic feasibility of the industry.
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