U.S. does not have infrastructure to consume more ethanol

A Purdue University study concludes that the United States doesn't have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol. But the U.S. could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulosic and next-generation biofuels.

Wally Tyner, one of the study's co-authors, predicts that the country will not be able to consume more ethanol than is being currently produced without new technology or a significant increase in infrastructure.

The findings were published in the December issue of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. A summary of the research is available on the Purdue University web site. Click here to read.