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Quotas for Cellulosic Ethanol Are Unreachable

Created on June 12, 2013

Quotas for Cellulosic Ethanol Are Unreachable


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).

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