Worldwatch Report 180: Table of Contents

U.S. Biofuels

Transforming U.S. Biofuels

Author: Jane Earley and Alice McKeown

ISBN 13: 978-1-878071-90-3
Publication Date: July 2009
50 pages

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Table of Contents

The Promise of Biofuels7
Biofuels in the United States9
Climate and Environmental Impacts of Current Biofuels13
Benefits of "Advanced" Biofuels16
Making Biofuels Sustainable21
Federal and State Biofuels Policies26
The Road Ahead: Policy options for Sustainable U.S. Biofuels30

Figures, Tables, and Sidebars

Figure 1. U.S. Biofuels production, 1990-20089
Figure 2. U.S. Corn Used in Ethanol Production, 1980-200810
Figure 3. U.S. Corn and Soybean Prices, 2000-0911
Figure 4. U.S. Ethanol and Gasoline Prices, 2005-0911
Figure 5.GHG Emissions Reduction Potential for Ethanol, by Feedstock Type13
Figure 6. Biofuel Requirements Under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, 2009–2226
Table 1. Biofuel Production by Country/Region, 20088
Table 2. Selected Biofuel Sustainability Initiatives23
Sidebar 1. Biofuel Basics7
Sidebar 2. Algae for Biodiesel: Third-Generation Biofuels17
Sidebar 3. Technologies for Advanced Biofuels: Biochemical and Thermochemical Platforms19
Sidebar 4. Biomass and Biofuels: Transitioning Transportation Fuels24
Sidebar 5. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: A Model for National Policy?29

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