Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

California to Update Land Use for Ethanol
Posted by Cindy Zimmerman – November 19th, 2010

The California Air Resources Board yesterday agreed to update the land use change and other indirect effects of biofuels production under their Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS).

The board is asking for updates to the land use values for corn ethanol, sugarcane ethanol, and soy biodiesel, and other feedstocks by spring of 2011 to implement the LCFS, which currently penalizes corn ethanol to the extent that it would not be approved for use in the state, while sugarcane ethanol meets the standard.

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