Billions of dollars, both public and private have been, and will continue to be, invested in the development of BioEnergy. Government grants, incentives and mandates, angel money, venture capital, private equity and corporate R&D dollars have spawned an ever growing multitude of new ventures focused on emerging technologies to convert renewable sources of biomass into essentially replacements for existing liquid fuel commodities such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other petroleum based chemicals.
To achieve a sizable dent in fossil fuel markets and to realize the broader and essential social, environmental and national security benefits, these technologies will need to be commercially deployed at significant scale. We believe broad deployment will only occur, however, when these technologies are truly market competitive, do not rely on sizable public subsidies and can generate the cash flow returns that investors, strategic partners and especially lenders will demand for their investment risk.
So … in newspapers, on television and the web, at business conferences and meetings and in everyday conversations, talk about BioEnergy and these emerging “2nd Generation” technologies is all the rage. Who is the hottest, who will be commercialized first, who has partnered with whom, where are the big names investing, when will it all happen?

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But …. as exciting as it is to talk about the technologies, we at BioYield are focused on two basic but rather critical issues that we believe are necessary and integral components of the engines that will make BioEnergy go, or said differently, without which there will be no BioEnergy industry:

  • Where will all the biomass come from; who will produce it, how will it be delivered and at what cost and who will be competing for it?
  • How will the necessary capital and risk intensive BioEnergy facilities be developed – who exactly will do this and where will all the money come from?
  • And additionally, what innovative BioEnergy solutions are commercially available now that are both economically self-sustainable and represent perhaps stepping stones to the promised BioEnergy future?

If you are currently involved in BioEnergy, and you haven’t thought much about these questions – we’d love to talk.