The biofuel policy debates in Washington since the passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard have been active to say the least. In the final episode of their Deep Dive on Biofuels, Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle talk to the folks doing the work on the ground about what it's been like working in the growing industry and what's up ahead.
In this episode, Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Ben Nuelle and Spencer Chase explore the history of electric vehicles, legislative efforts on the subject, and where biofuels groups hope to plug in their influence as the debate about the future of propelling American drivers moves into the future.
Cellulosic technology was once the future of the biofuels industry. But now, companies are struggling to get it to the market at a competitive price. In this episode, Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle explore what happened and what is up ahead for cellulosic biofuels.
There's a major turning point in biofuels policy up ahead and a number of policy solutions at the industry's disposal. In this episode, Ben Nuelle takes a look at one of those possibilities - a low carbon fuel standard - and Spencer Chase explores the issues with one already on the books and what Capitol Hill thinks about the subject.
To understand where the biofuels industry wants to go, it's helpful to understand where it has been. Agri-Pulse farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle explore the policy history of the sector and look ahead to future concerns to kick off the second season of Deep Dive.