Full Title:  World Biofuels Production Potential: Understanding the Challenges to Meeting the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
Author(s): B. Sastri, A. Lee, et al.
Publisher(s): U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Policy Analysis
Publication Date: 9/2008
Identifier(s): n/a
Language: English
Length: 67 pages, PDF

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This study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates the worldwide potential to produce biofuels including biofuels for export. It was undertaken to improve our understanding of the potential for imported biofuels to satisfy the requirements of Title II of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) in the coming decades. Many other countries’ biofuels production and policies are expanding as rapidly as ours. Therefore, we modeled a detailed and up-to-date representation of the amount of biofuel feedstocks that are being and can be grown, current and future biofuels production capacity, and other factors relevant to the economic competitiveness of worldwide biofuels production, use, and trade.