More Groups Say CAFÉ Standards Must Include Biofuels

Source: By NAFB • Posted: Monday, August 9, 2021

Those vehicles will include passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks. The proposed rule would require automakers to meet more stringent fuel efficiency standards. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says for the proposed CAFÉ standards to effectively address climate change, the rule needs to include a pathway to increase the use of low-carbon, sustainable biofuels like ethanol into the nation’s fuel supply.

“We will be providing the Biden Administration a pathway forward that allows biofuels like ethanol to help us meet our climate goals,” Skor says. “Liquid fuels will continue to play an important role in the transportation sector, even as alternative technologies continue to flourish.”

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew points out that the transportation sector is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

“That makes it the central focus in climate mitigation efforts,” he says. “That’s why NFU is advocating for the use of high octane, low carbon fuels, including higher-level blends of ethanol.”