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Biofuels have key role to play in US energy plan
Source : biofuelreview.com
Increasing US domestic production of advanced biofuels to meet or exceed the goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard can significantly reduce the country's reliance on petroleum. Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s Industrial & Environmental Section, today (19th December) released comments on the Energy Information Administration’s 2009 Annual Energy Outlook: "U.S.-produced biofuel combined with fuel efficiency will allow the nation to meet growing transportation energy needs without increasing imports of oil. That is a surprising conclusion from the Energy Information Administration, whose Annual Energy Outlook projections use the most conservative assumptions. The current projection demonstrates that if the United States were to meet or exceed the targets set in the Renewable Fuel Standard, we could begin to decrease our reliance on all petroleum, create jobs and boost rural economies, and significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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19 December 2008 |
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