Biofuel remains an emerging technology although it has been around for many years. However, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has given this industry a push forward, and POET, the largest ethanol producer in the U.S., now has investment certainty for at least 15 years. The bioethanol industry will always face challenges in securing enough feedstock, and demand will outstrip supply at some point. However, the biggest challenge that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has right now for the short term is executing the IRA. We discuss the infrastructure and logistics for biofuels, and the impact that the IRA is set to have on paving the path for this industry in the years to come.
Mr Mike Fulwood, Dr Anouk Honoré, Dr Jack Sharples, Mr Marshall Hall
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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