You really like GCC, don't you?
It beats searching through innumerable data bases to find this stuff - it's all brought together in one spot, and easily searchable by topic. Ain't that there interweb grand?
The EIA says US production isn't meeting targets? No surprise there - we've already seen examples of this in this thread - along with the reason for it from actual producers. The number one reason ethanol is not the dominant fuel in this country is the same today as it's been since about 1920 - because the gasoline industry is putting more money into fighting ethanol than the ethanol industry makes each year! How many Constitutional amendments has the ethanol or farming industries been able to make happen?
From a business perspective, the ethanol industry has and continues to be a threat to the petroleum industry at least as 'troublesome' as the power generation monopolies see roof-top PV. It's in their best interest to invest some of their vast fortunes to resist and discredit ethanol at every turn.
From a physics and chemistry perspective, however, it appears even GCC won't acknowledge that ethanol has NONE of what's wrong with gasoline.
Watch Jeremy Rifkin's talk from the sustainability conference from a few weeks back, or give his book "The Third Industrial Revolution" a read. http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14559
It, along with 'Internal Combustion' by Black and 'Sleeping with the Devil' by Baer and 'The Car That Could' by Shnayerson show just how dysfunctional this country is when it comes to oil and power and the war for control of transportation. Then re-read the story on advanced biofuels and the Energy Security Act of 2007 with new eyes.
Sorry, don't have the time right now, and unless Rifkin's talk is captioned it isn't going to do me any good - my hearing has deteriorated to the point that even with my hearing aids, most people on video or TV sound like adults speaking to Charlie Brown ('wah wah - wah wah wah'). ISTR picking up "The Third Industrial Revolution" from the library at one point, but for some reason or other I didn't get to it, so I'll make another attempt.
I have read "The Car that Could" (it's been on my EV bibliography topic from the start - http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9506
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