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Biofuels mandate story continues

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The API have criticised the EPA for ignoring a recent court decision in its 2013 proposed mandate for non-existent cellulosic biofuel.


‘The court recognised the absurdity of fining companies for failing to use a non-existent biofuel,’ said API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco. ‘But EPA wants to nearly double the mandate for the fuel in 2013. This stealth tax no gasoline might be the most egregious example of bad public policy, and consumers could be left to pay the price. EPA needs a serious reality check.

‘For four years running, biofuel producers have promised high cellulosic ethanol production,’ Greco said. ‘EPA uses these aspirational claims to set mandates, but the promised production hasn’t happened. With today’s announcement, EPA has proven yet again that its renewable fuels program is unworkable and must be scrapped.’

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd.

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