October 2007

Misc

Biofuels in the US

The US biofuels market is developing rapidly, spurred both from President Bush's State of the Union address commitment to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and by a growing concern about the global en..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US biofuels market is developing rapidly, spurred both from President Bush's State of the Union address commitment to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and by a growing concern about the global environment. The resulting policies do not necessarily always overlap, but as the leading  world-scale exporter of cereal grains, there's little doubt that seed ethanol could produce substantial quantities of alcohol for gasoline blending. Latterly, a strong move towards lifecycle carbon emission analysis has entered the legislative process in California. As in Europe, policy makers believe that simultaneously increasing biofuels volumes and mandating lower carbon intensity will lead to new

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