雪佛龍主席和總裁歐來力（Dave O’Reilly）表示：「我們投資纖維素生質燃料，是相信它們可能會滿足未來能源成長的需求。雙方合作關係符合我們長期商業策略，以促進商業發展非食物的生質燃料。」 兩公司已經分別有研發合作單位以增進纖維素生質燃料的開發。
Oil giant Chevron Corporation and forest products giant Weyerhaeuser Company today announced they will jointly assess commercializing the production of biofuels from cellulose such as wood waste.
The companies will focus on researching and developing technology that can transform wood fiber and other nonfood sources of cellulose into economical, clean-burning biofuels for cars and trucks.
Both partners share the objective of "sustainable commercialization of these fuels at industrial scale," they said today.
Feedstock options include a wide range of materials from Weyerhaeuser's existing forest and mill system and cellulosic crops planted on Weyerhaeuser's managed forest plantations. The two companies said the partnership reflects their shared view that cellulosic biofuels will fill an important role in diversifying the nation's energy sources by providing a source of low-carbon transportation fuel.
"Chevron is investing in cellulosic biofuels because we believe they will play a role in meeting future energy growth," said Dave O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron. "This collaboration aligns with our long-term business strategy to accelerate the commercial development of nonfood based biofuels."
Both Chevron and Weyerhaeuser already have separate research partnerships under way to accelerate the development of cellulosic biofuels.
Ethanol produced from biomass such as forest and agricultural waste does not conflict with food supply sources such as corn and is considered greenhouse gas neutral when derived from sustainable management practices.