Biden’s push to curb aviation GHGs creates opening for biofuels In RFS

Source: By Inside EPA • Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021

A major new White House policy push to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) creates a new role for EPA to encourage biofuel production for aircrafts under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) — offering a crucial long-term market opportunity for biofuel producers. Biofuels groups welcomed the White House announcement, which came following a roundtable meeting between biofuels groups and administration officials. Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), a participant in the roundtable meeting, said: “The ethanol industry sees tremendous promise and potential in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels, and RFA supports the goals announced today by President Biden’s administration. Ethanol has a decades-long proven track record for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, and we are confident that ethanol will play a central role in cleaning up aviation fuels as well.”