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

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hart Energy Releases Ethanol and Biofuels Outlook to 2015

Biofuels Journal
Date Posted: June 14, 2011

Houston—The challenges facing the ethanol industry are multifaceted.

U.S. ethanol production is approaching ever closer to an E10 "blend wall," and the adoption of higher E15 blends is likely to occur slowly.

The main federal incentive for ethanol expires at the end of the year, along with the tariff on foreign ethanol, and extensions of some form of incentive and tariff are likely to be at far lower rates than the government has provided in the past.

California has implemented a statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which will be progressively harder for U.S. corn-based ethanol to meet.

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