Iowa backs Renewable Fuel Standard extension

By Biofuels International.

The Iowa Senate passed a bipartisan resolution calling on the US Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), President Obama and the next president of the US to continue to support the renewable fuels standard (RFS) through to 2022 in order to encourage American energy production and to strengthen rural communities.

The resolution calls the RFS one of the simple most successful energy policies in US history and notes the program represents a congressional promise to American biofuel producers, farmers, communities and investors that biofuel blend levels will increase each year.

The resolution serves as a reminder of the benefits of the RFS to the state of Iowa in terms of economic output and the preservation of Iowa’s agricultural way of life, according to US ethanol trade body Growth Energy.