Vaporware Update: Cellulosic Ethanol

gas cliffSeems the United States is currently producing zero gallons a year of cellulosic ethanol.  This, despite the assurances of hyped “entrepreneurs,” hundreds of million of dollars in subsidies, and a 2007 federal mandate for production of 100 million gallons a year by 2010.

For more, see this story by Robert Rapier.

Rapier’s conclusion?  Will-power is not enough to alter the laws of physics.  Cellulosic ethanol will never be more than a niche fuel.  The wish that it would run the cars-first transportation order of the United States?  “Fairy dust.”