EPA considers lowering 2010 target for cellulosic ethanol

11/10/2009 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at reducing next year's target of 100 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol because of the credit crisis and legal issues within the sector, said Margo Oge, director of the agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. Industry insiders say cellulosic ethanol holds great potential, but meeting federal biofuel standards in 2010 is "certainly a challenging goal," said Matt Hartwig, a spokesman for the Renewable Fuels Association.

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