Admin stands by biofuels

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2022

Despite a recent study challengingthe emissions profile of corn ethanol, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack assured industry backers Wednesday that the administration has faith the renewable fuel sector “will play a critical role in helping us meet our climate goals.” The ethanol industry and its supporters have dismissed the study, with Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, calling it a public relations tactic rather than a “piece of legitimate scientific research.” Vilsack made the comments in recorded remarks at the National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans.