The Switch Interview

Dr. Larry Walker

Director, Cornell Biofuels Lab

A bioenergy pioneer considers next generation cellulosic biofuels and how their potential role in transportation. Roughly 70% of the petroleum coming into this country is going into the transportation sector.

Dr. Larry Walker's Videos

The Innovation of Biofuels

On the diversification of biofuel crops and expansion of technologies

Scaling Up Cellulosic Biofuels

The transition from the laboratory to the real world

Displacing Oil with Biofuels

On supplementing oil with renewable resources for transportation fuel

Regions and Biofuels

Discussing climate restrictions that dictate what types of crops can...

Challenges with Cellulosic Biofuels

The obstacle of liberating sugar in an efficient manner

Explaining Cellulosic and Other Biofuels

Illustrating the process by which sugar is extracted from plants

Rural Land Use

On the potential to reinvigorate rural areas


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