Unit 3.4 – Questions

1. The growth of corn-grain ethanol production in the U.S. can be attributed to federal tax credits, renewable fuels standards, and research and development funding.

a. True
b. False

 

2. The same federal policies that drive ethanol production indirectly drive the land use and water resources impacts of bioenergy production.

a. True
b. False

 

3. The Renewable Fuels Standard suggests voluntary minimum-use volumes of biofuels in the national transportation system.

a. True
b. False

 

4. If the minimum-use volumes of cellulosic-based ethanol are not met in the near future what will happen?

a. corn-based ethanol production will increase to meet the demand
b. large imported volumes of ethanol will fill the gap
c. congress will revise the standard to a lower level
d. research will increase production to meet the demand
e. any of the above

 

3.4 Answers