Biofuel and Biogas Innovators Unite for Stronger Cellulosic Targets

In a display of unity, the nation’s leading advocates for advanced liquid and gasified biofuels urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand by the president’s commitment to driving investment in the next generation of homegrown fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The letter was signed by leaders of the Coalition for Renewable National Gas, Advanced Biofuels Business Council, American Biogas Council, and Biotechnology Innovation Organization. They urged EPA Administrator Pruitt to reverse course on a proposal that would undercut “the next American manufacturing wave” by “looking backwards” in setting 2018 goals and issuing waiver credits that suppress demand for cellulosic fuels.

The leaders noted that, “The RFS is a proven tool for promoting growth. And notwithstanding volatile global oil prices and RFS policy uncertainty, the United States remains poised to lead the world in the development and commercial deployment of the most innovative fuels in the world. These cutting-edge projects are being developed in many of the same rural areas that produce clean, American-made biofuels today.”

View the Full Letter HERE.