The next generation of biofuels is cellulosic ethanol, or... ethanol made from corn plant residue. And this new fuel is coming to the Midwest. From Nevada (nuh-VAY-duh), Iowa... Amy Mayer filed this report for Harvest Public Media.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard calls for one billion gallons of ethanol produced from non-food plant matter rather than grain next year. It’s a goal industry is woefully unprepared to meet. But as Iowa Public Radio and Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer [MAY-ur] reports, with several plants in the works, cellulosic ethanol is poised to hit the commercial market sometime in 2013.