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Governors' Biofuels Coalition
NEWS UPDATE August 28, 2012

Obama Letter from Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council

  •  Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council  •  Posted August 28, 2012

Obama Letter from Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council [ read more … ]

Biofuels industry to Obama: Hang tough on renewable fuel standard

By Zack Colman, TheHill.com  •  Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council  •  Posted August 28, 2012

The biofuels industry on Monday urged President Obama to resist persistent calls from governors and lawmakers to relax the renewable fuel standard (RFS), claiming dropping support for it would do little to combat high corn prices. The Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council, a recently formed group meant to organize the biofuels industry’s messaging, sent a letter to Obama refuting arguments that waiving the RFS would provide relief for drought-stricken farmers. The letter comes shortly after industry groups lauded GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for supporting the RFS in an energy plan he announced Thursday. [ read more … ]

Military Spending on Biofuels Draws Fire

By DIANE CARDWELL, New York Times  •  Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council  •  Posted August 28, 2012

When the Navy put a Pacific fleet through maneuvers on a $12 million cocktail of biofuels this summer, it proved that warships could actually operate on diesel from algae or chicken fat. “It works in the engines that we have, it works in the aircraft that we have, it works in the ships that we have,” said Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. “It is seamless.” [ read more … ]

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