A Shocker – Next-Gen Biofuels Not Likely to Meet U.S. Mandates – NYTimes.com

A Shocker – Next-Gen Biofuels Not Likely to Meet U.S. Mandates – NYTimes.com:

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The report notes that producing enough next-gen, or cellulosic biofuels, will be particularly difficult. Sure, the Renewable Fuel Standard is creating a market by mandating 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel by 2022, but the producers could fall short of that goal because of some known and hard-to predict hurdles, including: the need to convert more farms or other types of land to grow feedstocks, the high cost of converting the tough cell materials of a plant into fuel, and the dependence of growers and biofuel producers on government subsidies.

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