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Main Title Biofuels and the environment : first triennial report to congress /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment,
Year Published 2011
Report Number EPA/600/R-10/183F
Stock Number PB2012-109932
OCLC Number 813438146
Subjects Biomass energy--United States--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Fuels ; Environmental impact ; Renewable energy sources ; Standards ; Air quality ; Biomass ; Ethanols ; Feedstock ; Diesel fuels ; Energy conservation ; Implementation ; Soils ; Water quality ; Monitoring ; Reporting ; Congress ; Technolodgy innovation ; Biofuels
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA 600-R-10-183F repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-R-10-183F AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/30/2012
NTIS  PB2012-109932 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (multiple pagings) : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
This is the first triennial Report to Congress required under Section 204 of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). EISA increases the renewable fuel standards (RFS) to 36 billion gallons per year by 2022. Section 204 requires an assessment of environmental and resource conservation impacts of the RFS program. Air and water quality, soil quality and conservation, water availability, ecosystem health and biodiversity, invasive species, and international impacts are assessed, as well as opportunities to mitigate these impacts. Feedstocks compared include corn starch, soybeans, corn stover, perennial grasses, woody biomass, algae, and waste. Biofuels compared include conventional and cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel. This report is a qualitative assessment of peer-reviewed literature. This report concludes that (1) the extent of negative impacts to date are limited in magnitude and are primarily associated with the intensification of corn production; (2) whether future impacts are positive or negative will be determined by the choice of feedstock, land use change, cultivation and conservation practices; and (3) realizing potential benefits will require implementation and monitoring of conservation and best management practices, improvements in production efficiency, and implementation of innovative technologies at commercial scales.
"EPA/600/R-10/183F." "December 2011."