Quotas for Cellulosic Ethanol Are Unreachable
Created on June 12, 2013
Total production: 20,000 gallons
Revised quota: 8.65 million gallons
Initial quota: 500 million gallons
FIGURES are FOR 2012
In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency had to drastically revise its quota for cellulosic biofuels because cellulosic ethanol has long struggled with commercial viability. Even the revised figure dwarfed actual production levels.
Source: Heritage Foundation research based on data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Publications and Data, http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/publications.htm (accessed May 14, 2013).