Value of Biofuels Goes Beyond Those with Direct Investment

Concerns over the future of biofuels in a future national energy strategy were aired before some pretty influential parties this week, as stakeholders ratchet up their defense of a federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has promoted the development of clean alternative fuels and the benefits that come with them. A team of 25x’25 value chain partners recently met with Janet McCabe, Acting EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, to outline their concerns over the agency’s proposal to reduce biofuel blending requirements this year under the RFS. And leaders of the advanced biofuels industry testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee, reminding lawmakers of the jobs that are being created and the savings coming to consumers at the gas pump as the market for cellulosic ethanol sets to take off. Read more…

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