Next-Generation Biofuels: Near-Term Challenges and Implications for Agriculture: A Report from the Economic Research Service

Will “next-generation” biofuel production rise enough to reach current legislative mandates? What feedstocks and technologies are envisioned for next-generation biofuel production? How costly will such production be? How will investment be financed and what prospects do investors see for cost reduction? What will the role of agriculture be in supplying feedstocks for production of next-generation biofuels?