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Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

New Forms of Biofuel Fall Short 10/22/2012 4:58:00 PM Highlights:  Hopes for a surge in production of alternative biofuels are falling flat, and the U.S. expects to continue to rely on corn- and sugarcane-based ethanol to meet a national mandate for renewable fuels in 2012  The agency sets volume requirements for renewable fuels every year to implement a 2007 law that requires refiners to use increasing amounts of renewable fuels in gasoline  Cellulosic fuel, which can be made from plant waste such as corncobs, is still far from being able to meet volume mandates laid out by Congress o Instead, the agency will require refiners to use other types of advanced biofuels, including sugarcane ethanol, to meet the national standard  The EPA said it would set the required volume of cellulosic fuel at
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