In Iowa, he had this to say: "It's an access issue, and so it's something I'm willing to go forward on continuing the Renewable Fuel Standard and pressing the EPA to make sure there's certainty in terms of the blend levels set," Walker said.
A Cornell University study estimates that it takes 40 percent more energy to produce corn ethanol than it yields. Department of Agriculture, a misguided proponent of ethanol production, estimates that the energy output only slightly exceeds the inputs.Ethanol production was expected to continue to grow over the next several years, since the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 required 36 billion US gallons of renewable fuel use by 2022.The target for ethanol production from cellulosic feedstocks was 16 billion US gallons a year.Ethanol fuel received little attention until 1860 when Nicholas Otto began experimenting with internal combustion engines. before petroleum was a blend of alcohol and turpentine called "camphene", also known as "burning fluid." The discovery of a ready supply of oil and unfavorable taxation on burning fluid made kerosene a more popular fuel.In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.