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POET: New RFS means cleaner fuels

By Staff | Dec 4, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (POET) -Jeff Broin, chief executive officer for POET said the EPA’s announcement of the 2017 Renewable Volume Obligiations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

“The grain ethanol industry is ready and able to meet its obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard, and today’s rule from the EPA reflects that reality.

“I commend the EPA on holding firm to the letter of the law despite enormous pressure from oil interests. These numbers reflect the intent of Congress in making homegrown, renewable biofuels a sizable portion of our transportation fuel supply.

“Biofuels like ethanol improve our energy security, replace cancer-causing chemicals in gasoline and reduce greenhouse gasses. Biofuels drive rural economies across the Midwest, and today’s announcement is welcome news for those areas in particular. We must continue to grow the market for biofuels so that we can bring safer, cleaner fuels to America. The EPA’s numbers do just that.”

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