Wood-to-Wheels
Michigan Technological University Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Phone: 906.487.3612
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu
     

  Objectives
 
bullet Improve bioprocesses that will utilize woody biomass.
 
bullet Improve forest management and apply biotechnology to increase forest biomass productivity/utilization per acre by 65%
 
bullet Demonstrate forest land management, fuels production, and vehicular technologies that close the carbon cycle and stabilize atmospheric CO2 levels.
 
bullet Optimize powertrain technologies that reduce fossil fuel consumption over the life cycle by up to 100% in vehicles that use these technologies.

 

   

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