Chapter 3. Bio-Ethanol Development in the USA

  1. Wim Soetaert and
  2. Erick J. Vandamme
  1. Brent Erickson Executive Vice President and
  2. Matthew T. Carr Policy Director

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch3



How to Cite

Erickson, B. and Carr, M. T. (2009) Bio-Ethanol Development in the USA, in Biofuels (eds W. Soetaert and E. J. Vandamme), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470754108.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Industrial & Environmental Section, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Washington, USA

  1. The authors wish to thank Joanne Hawana for her assistance in researching this chapter

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience-engineering, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470026748

Online ISBN: 9780470754108



  • bio-ethanol development in USA;
  • methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE);
  • US ethanol market;
  • US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA);
  • 2007 U.S. Department of Energy Biorefinery grant recipients;
  • corn ethanol technology;
  • advanced fractionation processing;
  • cellulosic ethanol;
  • US ethanol industry - currently enjoying halcyon days


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Federal Policy

  • The US Ethanol Market

  • Corn Ethanol Technology

  • Cellulosic Ethanol

  • The Future

  • References