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Governors' Biofuels Coalition
NEWS UPDATE July 3, 2013

EPA approves feedstocks from 2 invasive plants despite warnings

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 3, 2013

U.S. EPA has finalized a rule that would allow biofuels made from two potentially invasive plants to qualify for the benefits associated with the renewable fuel standard. The agency has found that biofuels made from the feedstocks — Arundo donax and napiergrass — meet the 60 percent greenhouse gas emissions reductions threshold to qualify as cellulosic biofuels. The White House finished reviewing the supplemental final rule Friday, and it will be published soon in the Federal Register; a fact sheet is currently available on the agency’s website. [ read more … ]

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