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AutoblogGreen readers know about cellulosic ethanol (if you're new to the site, click here for previous posts on the subject) What you might not know is that Congress, a big friend of big ethanol, has been stalling cellulosic ethanol production thanks to a single sentence inserted into the Energy Policy Act of 2005 at the behest of an methane-fueled ethanol entrepreneur. This offending sentence reads: "The term [cellulosic ethanol] also includes any ethanol produced in facilities where animal wa

Tom from TerraPass' TerraBlog suggested over the weekend that all this political and commercial rushing towards ramped-up ethanol production in the United States needs to be looked at in a little more relaxed way. While there are new ethanol plants announced regularly, the plants all differ in how they are powered and what biomass they use to produce the biofuel. Still, in the end, the rules say all ethanol gets a 51 cents per gallon tax credit and meets the renewable fuel standards of the Energ