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Briefing Date:05/19/2009
Topic:Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass: Technological Status, Costs, and Environmental Impacts

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
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
2321 Rayburn House Office Bldg.

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.

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