Future of Bioethanol
The future of bioethanol appears to be bright as the need for renewable energy sources to replace dependence on foreign oil is in high demand. With many nations seeking to reduce petroleum imports, boost rural economies, and improve air quality, world ethanol production rose to 13,300 million gallons in 2012. The success of domestic ethanol industries in the USA and Brazil has sparked tremendous interest in countries across the globe where nations have created ethanol programs seeking to reduce their dependence on imported energy, provide economic boosts to their rural economies, and improve the environment. As concerns over greenhouse gas emissions grow and supplies of world oil are depleted, Europe and countries like China, India, Australia, and some Southeast Asian nations are rapidly expanding their biofuels production and use.
KeywordsEthanol Production Wheat Straw Kyoto Protocol Ethanol Fuel Rural Economy
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