Cellulosic Biofuels

New USDA Primer on the Use of Ethanol as a Transportation Fuel

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently released an informative report, U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions. It includes chapters authored by staff at the Energy Information Administration and Iowa State University, as well...

/ November 3, 2015

EPA Moved the Goalposts in 2014 to Promote Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel has been negligible. In January 2013, the RFS regulatory value for 2012 was vacated by a court. In November 2013, EPA proposed to set the RFS regulatory value for 2011 from 6 million ethanol-equivalent gallons to zero and...

/ August 18, 2015

The High Carbon Cost of Biofuels

Policymakers should carefully consider the potential impact of policies on the environment, energy security, and consumers. Unfortunately, well-intentioned regulations or legislation, especially involving energy and environmental policies, can and have had unintended negative consequences. An example of such consequences can...

/ July 23, 2015

Redundant RFS Rhetoric

It’s vacation time in the USA and one thing that I’d like to get away from is the overheated, apocalyptic rhetoric coming from the renewable fuels industry and its defenders. The Huffington Post  recently said that EPA’s recognition of the...

/ July 1, 2015