UNIT 3.4: Policy Options & Implications

This unit provides an overview of federal energy and agriculture policies that drive and provide incentives for biomass and bioenergy production. Policy is driving the industry. This unit will help in understanding policy and how policy might change as technology and markets evolve. For more information on bioenergy policy see  BIOEN2, Unit 1, “Federal & State Incentive Programs.”

Guiding Questions

  • What is the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)?
  • How will widespread adoption of E15 gasoline impact cellulosic ethanol production?
  • What is BCAP?