Argument: Renewable energy mandates ensure market for cellulosic ethanol
Todd E. Alexander and Lee Gordon, Chadbourne & Parke. "The case for cellulosic ethanol." The deal magazine. March 2, 2009: "Among the most important incentives is the renewable fuel standard, or RFS, a federal mandate that requires increasing volumes of renewable fuels -- including advanced biofuels (fuels produced from non-corn feedstocks that have 50% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emission than petroleum fuels) and cellulosic biofuels (fuels produced from cellulose, hemicellulose or lignin that have 60% lower lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than petroleum fuels) -- be blended into transportation fuel in the U.S. each year."