Factsheet: EISA 2007: Cellulosic ethanol and biofuels research

EISA 2007: Cellulosic ethanol and biofuels research

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Energy Independence and Security Act EISA 2007: Cellulosic ethanol and biofuels research
Description: 
Sec. 230. Cellulosic ethanol and biofuels research Concerns cellulosic ethanol and biofuels research and development grants to 10 eligible entities through a peer-reviewed competitive process. Each entity shall collaborate with 1 of the Bioenergy Research Centers of the Office of Science of the Department. The overall legislation is Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 who supported the continued development and use of biofuels, including a significantly expanded Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring 36 bgy renewable fuels by 2022 with annual requirements for advanced biofuels, cellulosic biofuels and biobased diesel.
Goal/Aim: 
support research in advanced biofuels
Responsible Authority: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Could increase domestic demand of biomass for biofuels => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2007
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2015