United States to boost production of biofuels
Source : media-newswire.com
The U.S. government plans to ramp up production and use of biofuels to help lessen the country's dependence on foreign oil, create new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced October 21 that the government will pay farmers to produce nonfood crops that can be refined into fuel and sold at fuel stations. The government will defray as much as 75% of startup costs for farmers who sign up for the program. He also said that federal assistance will be available to construct five new biorefineries or bioenergy plants in rural America, and that matching funds will be used to get 10'000 biofuel pumps and storage sites installed over the next five years. The secretary's announcement came a week after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would allow sales of fuel containing up to 15% ethanol (E15) for auto model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. The EPA said it expects to make a decision soon on expanding the use of E15 in vehicles going back to model year 2001.
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27 October 2010 |
United States & Canada
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