November 19, 2013

Ethanol runs out of gas

By pulling back Friday on an effort to guarantee ethanol an ever-growing share of the nation’s gasoline supply, the Obama administration could be putting a burgeoning industry into the deep freeze, just six years after biofuels drew strong support from both parties in Congress. That chill will certainly affect the industry’s powerhouse, corn ethanol. But the risk is far greater for smaller sectors of the industry still struggling to get out of the gate – those aimed at producing next-generation biofuels like “cellulosic” ethanol, made from ingredients like switchgrass and corn stalks. Read More

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