EBI Personnel Directory Peres, Isabel F.

ESE Impacts

Isabel F. Peres

peres2@illinois.edu

 

 

Program(s)

Biofuels: Law and Regulation

Scientific advances will provide the technical solutions to achieving mass production of cellulosic ethanol.  However, achieving cellulosic ethanol’s full potential will require deft navigation of emerging legal, regulatory and political barriers. This program analyzed biofuel laws and regulations to facilitate development of optimal policies for commercialization.  At the forefront of this effort was working to establish sustainability standards for biomass and biofuels systems that encompass both greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and mitigation of other environmental affects (Note: the program is now operating as two projects: Federal/State Law and Policy, and System Sustainability).