Biofuels in Washington. Kim Lyons WSU Energy Program All Extension Conference March 7, 2007. Biofuels in Washington. What are they? What is happening now? Where is the market going?. Liquid Fuels from Biomass. Near term- biodiesel (from imported oils) ethanol (from imported corn)
WSU Energy Program
All Extension Conference
March 7, 2007
low blends of 10% (E10) or less can be used in existing engines without modification
higher blend of 85% (E85) can be used in modified engines
Oilseed economics cannot make it on raw-oil sales alone. At $0.15/lb for oilseed, the price of raw oil is nearly $3.75/gal, dropping to about $2.45/gal given current value of meal.
Two primary conversion routes