Biofuelwatch report: Dead End Road – The False Promise of Cellulosic Biofuels

Biofuelwatch has published its new in-depth report about cellulosic biofuels, with an in-depth look at each of the commercial-scale facilities worldwide claimed to have been commissioned or operational since 2010.

Click here to download the full report (4 MB)

Click here for a low-resolution version of the report (2 MB)

Click here to download the Executive Summary (1 MB)

Click here to watch a webinar presentation by co-authors Almuth Ernsting and Rachel Smolker about the report.


  1. Foreword
  2. Political context
  3. Historical context
  4. Cellulosic biofuels made by fermenting sugars
  5. Cellulosic biofuels made via biomass gasification
  6. Cellulosic biofuels made via pyrolysis and cracking
  7. Legislating ‘cellulosic ethanol’ into existence: Corn kernel fibre ethanol and fuels from landfill gas
  8. Cellulosic biofuels as a false pretext for developing genetically engineered trees
  9. Manipulating microbes for cellulosic biofuels
  10. Conclusion