As demand for fuel ethanol continues to grow in the U.S., this week’s top stories out of Japan, Brazil and even Ethiopia point to biofuels becoming more popular globally as well.
EPA walks back biofuels mandate changes
Biofuels beat electric vehicles on cost, emissions
Lots of positive news this week out of the U.S. as ethanol production trends upward, cellulosic RINs post impressive July numbers, and biofuels and biogas unite in calling for higher cellulosic targets.
This week’s news roundup looks at a few recent global advances for the ethanol industry, from enzyme technology to aviation biofuel. Plus: a new corn ethanol plant in a place you might not expect.
In discussing the environmental benefits of ethanol, let’s not forget: Biofuels go hand-in-hand with healthy economic effects. In this week’s news roundup, we spotlight three stories in which ethanol is—or will soon be—playing a starring role in the larger economic story.