National Academies says more R&D needed on cellulosic biofuels

  • 25-Oct-2011 02:17 EDT

A report released Oct. 4 by the National Academies concludes that without continued R&D and the construction of pioneering commercial-scale biorefineries to reduce the cost of cellulosic biofuels, the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard mandates for that type of biofuel are unlikely to be met. The report notes that policy instability would discourage investment in advanced biofuels and make attainment of the goals more difficult.

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