Issue Date: October 10, 2011
Cellulosic Ethanol Production Lags
The U.S. is unlikely to reach cellulosic ethanol production mandates spelled out in the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), says a recent report by the National Research Council. The 423-page report also says a cloud of “uncertainty” surrounds environmental and economic benefits expected to spring from use of this biofuel.
“RFS may be an ineffective policy for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions,” . . .
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