Study bashes reconciliation bill’s aviation fuel tax credit

Source: By Marc Heller, E&E News • Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2022

 Critics of a proposed tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel are pushing back with a new report suggesting the U.S. couldn’t keep up with demand — and if it did, the environment would suffer. The International Council on Clean Transportation, an environmental think tank, said it doubts the U.S. can support a 5 billion-gallon-per-year sustainable aviation fuel industry as envisioned by credit proponents, given the need for a big increase in feedstocks such as fats and oils, including from crops like soybeans. Demand for such feedstocks would grow by 17 million metric tons, putting pressure on U.S. farmers to convert land to growing them, the report said.