Agriculture/Harvest Public Media
1:46 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Cellulosic ethanol is coming, but future is uncertain

As heard on Iowa Public Radio.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard calls for one billion gallons of ethanol produced from non-food plant matter rather than grain next year. It’s a goal industry is woefully unprepared to meet.  But as Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports, with several plants in the works, cellulosic ethanol is poised to hit the commercial market sometime in 2013.