September 2014Butanol made from corn starch poses many of the same climate threats associated with corn ethanol. CATF examines Gevo Inc.’s technology for producing corn butanol, the company’s financial status and the economics of its proposed production pathway, competing efforts to make corn butanol, and the likelihood that Gevo’s technology or a similar technology will scale up significantly.
How Much Does CCS Really Cost? An Analysis of Phased Investment in Partial CO2 Capture and Storage for New Coal Power Plants in the United States
Good News From the Dump: Methane Emissions from Solid Waste: Current Conditions and Future Prospects
July 2012In a working paper funded by CATF, Timothy Searchinger, the lead author of several seminal publications on the climate impact of biofuels, analyzes the appropriate timeframe in which to measure bioenergy's net GHG emissions. Searchinger concludes that even a 20-year timeframe is generous, and considers the broader implications for bioenergy's viability as a climate mitigation tool.
The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology in Attaining Global Climate Stability Targets: A Literature Review
Taming Coal: The Imperative for Rapid Demonstration and Scale-Up Of Advanced Coal Gasification and Carbon Sequestration and the Reform of Coal Mining and Waste Disposal Practices
February 2005, revised June 2005A full length treatment of CATF's diesel impacts analysis including methodology.