Comprehensive Feedstock Assessment Study

During first year, better understand the implications of raw materials supplies on sustainable biodiesel industry growth. Results will direct FY07-FY10 research. In order to accomplish the objectives the project will: (1) Identify market drivers for biodiesel use in the U.S. and globally & estimate future demand based upon mandates & national directives;( 2) Estimate current raw material supplies for production of biodiesel; considering current competitive uses; (3) Identify scenarios to increase raw material supplies; including cropping rotations, variety improvement and/or modification, and novel feedstock production; (4) Document implications of the Word Trade Organization on the U.S. biodiesel market; and (5) Recommend future courses of action. The in-depth feedstock assessment study to be performed by MARC-IV and Centrec Consulting Group, FAPRI, and Washington Counsel Ernst & Young. The team will prepare a report documenting feedstock supplies, impacts on biodiesel demand, potential scenarios for increasing feedstock supplies, and recommend future feedstock development programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31302

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467600
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:35PM