Bioenergy allows for a potential win-win-win-win scenario for energy security-agriculture - rural economic development- environmental benefits. The overall objective of this report is to assess the potential impacts of increasing production of ethanol and biodiesel beyond current market levels and the levels specified in the recently enacted renewable fuel standard, and to identify the opportunities and challenges associated with such an increase in the production of biofuels. Specifically, the objective of the study is to analyze the impacts on agriculture and the economy from increased ethanol (starch and cellulosic) production. The level of production analyzed is 10, 30, and 60 billion gallons of ethanol annually by 2010, 2020 and 2030, respectively. Sensitivity to the timing of cellulosic to ethanol commercial introduction and, once introduced, the impacts it has on the corn to ethanol industry is conducted. The study also includes an assessment of the impacts of producing 1 billion gallons of bio-diesel production by 2012.
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