USDA Report Outlines Plans to Increase Biofuels
Washington--The Agriculture Department released a report on Friday that outlines both the current state of renewable transportation fuels efforts in America along with a plan developing local strategies to increase the production, marketing and distribution of biofuels.
The report provides information on current production and consumption capacities as well as projections to meet the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) mandate to use 36 billion gallons of biofuel per year in America's fuel supply by 2022.
The report gives data on the significant impact the ethanol industry will have on job creation. It is estimated that as many as 40 direct jobs and additional indirect jobs are created with each 100-million-gallon ethanol facility built.
USDA plans to adopt regional strategies that allow the placement of biorefineries in areas of economic distress through the leveraging of regional resources for transportation, labor and feedstocks.