Jeremy Martin is a Senior Scientist in the Union of Concerned Scientists' Clean Vehicles Program. Dr. Martin has testified before Congress on the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard and served as a member of the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Expert Workgroup. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 15 technical publications and 13 patents on topics ranging from biofuels lifecycle accounting to semiconductor manufacturing and polymer physics.

Before joining UCS, Dr. Martin worked in research, development and manufacturing of computer chips at Advanced Micro Devices. Dr. Martin received his Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and English literature from Haverford College.

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You don’t often hear Kansas and Spain mentioned in the same sentence. Yet today Spanish company Abengoa is bringing another big cellulosic biofuel facility online in Hugoton, a small community in the Southwest corner of the state. This is the second big plant starting up this year, showing that after some predictable yet highly scrutinized…

In July my colleagues and I, together with the Great Plains Institute in Minnesota, organized a Cellulosic Summit in Iowa.  We brought together experts in clean transportation (many from California) with experts in sustainable agriculture (many from Iowa) to see for themselves the latest developments in cellulosic biofuel commercialization. Cellulosic biofuels are a key element…

A recent study in Nature Climate Change is attracting a lot of attention because of its headline grabbing claim that cellulosic ethanol made from crop residues produces higher carbon emissions than gasoline. (See related blog post: “Corn Waste for Biofuel Could Boost Emissions, Study Says.”) Professor Adam Liska of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, who…