Cellulosic ethanol is ethanol produced by turning the sugars in cellulose into ethanol. Advanced ethanol, by comparison, is sourced from non-cellulosic feedstocks like sugars and starches other than corn starch.
All sources of ethanol will be required to provide the nation with the kind of energy options we need.
Cellulosic ethanol presents an exciting and tangible economic opportunity for ethanol producers, as the fuel’s greater greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions result in a price premium under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must act to address questions pertaining to corn kernel fiber D3 eligibility under the RFS. Producers are ready and able to produce corn fiber ethanol and are growing increasingly frustrated by the slow progress to approve pathways and registrations at the EPA.