Growth Energy applauds a letter from 18 members of the House to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dealing with cellulosic and advanced biofuels. Donald Payne, Jr., Ruben Gallego , and 16 of their colleagues sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to increase their blending targets for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel for the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says, “We want to thank the champions in Congress who are working hard to ensure that the Renewable Fuels Standard will continue to deliver savings and health benefits to communities in all regions of the country.” Growth Energy says thanks to the RFS and ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, Americans breathe cleaner air every day.
Starch-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent when compared to regular gasoline. Advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent or more.
Skor says, “Increasing volumes for cellulosic and advanced biofuels is essential to ensure that producers and stakeholders will have the certainty they need to continue to invest in cellulosic ethanol.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.