Vilsack promotes aviation biofuels

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack advocated for the potential for biofuels “to make air traffic more sustainable and decrease the overall carbon footprint of travel and commerce,” echoing remarks made by Granholm during her appearance on the Hill. “The marketplace is massive,” Vilsack told Growth Energy’s annual executive leadership conference, “and it could be a game-changer for the U.S.”

He also sought to reassure the industry that the Biden administration does not intend to leave biofuels behind in its push for electric vehicles. “This administration understands that millions of Americans like me, still rely on gas-powered vehicles every day,” he said. “We’re going to do what we can to ensure renewable liquid fuels continue to have the infrastructure and support to offer consumers a sustainable option.”