Full Throttle U.S. Ethanol Expansion Faces Challenges Down the Road
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)
September 1, 2009
Amber Waves, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2009
Constraints to future growth of the ethanol industry will present challenges to meeting the ambitious mandates for expanded biofuel use set forth in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. New production technologies and supporting infrastructures will be needed to reach cellulosic biofuel mandates. Most U.S. motor vehicles are restricted by manufacturers’ warranties to use gasoline containing no more than 10 percent ethanol, which will limit growth in biofuel demand.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: ethanol, corn, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 9, 2012
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