Volume 89 Issue 41 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 10, 2011

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Lags

Biofuels: National Research Council questions government’s output goals
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Green Chemistry
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: corn, biofuels, cellulosic ethanol

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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