Mandating ethanol and biodiesel consumption in the united kingdom
There are an additional 13 cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants funded by the U. DOE with a projected capacity of 250 million gallons per year for 2008.Gardner listed three government programs designed to increase the capacity of alternative transportation fuels in the United States including President George W."We are part of the solution, not the solution," he said.While Brazil is a net exporter of ethanol, China will have to look to next-generation technologies for ethanol and other biofuels to become a significant part of its fuel supply, according to information provided by Xiaohui Wang, director and senior analyst of the Market Monitoring Division of the China Grains and Oils Information Center, a government think tank researching grain and oilseed supply and demand."Our demand for cellulose is more than in the United States," Guojun Yue, assistant president of COFCO told the audience during the general session.
"This will provide a transition period, but the future of ethanol in China lies in cellulose." A U. company that is trying to find a way to supply the Chinese biofuels market is Coskata Inc., a cutting-edge technology firm that is commercializing a proprietary process for the production of fuel-grade ethanol.Bush's 20-in-'10 target of 35 billion gallons of alternative transportation fuels by 2017, the renewable fuels standard legislation that requires the use of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022, and the DOE's 30x'30 goal of 60 billion gallons of ethanol (30 percent of today's gasoline consumption of 140 billion gallons per year) by 2030."A major goal of the DOE is to reduce the cost of cellulosic ethanol," Gardner said.Gardner presented an overview of the biofuels industry in the United States and pointed out the limitations of grain feedstocks.The United States has 162 commercial ethanol plants with a total capacity of 9.4 billion gallons per year and another 4.2 billion gallons per year planned, Gardner explained.