Biofuels show lots of promise, but the benefits currently come at great cost in many instances. In the United States government incentives have been the driving factor in biofuel production. These same incentives come out of the pockets of the tax paying public, so that biofuels when considered, on only their own merit, can be very expensive and make little economic sense. The article states that the biofuel can cost $82 a barrel more than retail, this is not a good long term option, so before more biofuels are demanded, they need to become economically sustaining as well as environmentally.
Current Economic Vialibilty