New legislation was introduced that would recognize the progress corn ethanol has made. New legislation would require that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency use more a modern and accurate model to assess the carbon reductions from biofuels under the Renewable Fuels Standard. National Corn Growers Director of Public Policy Kathy Bergren says removing this provision would allow corn ethanol as being categorized as an advanced biofuel. “It would remove an outdated provision in the RFS and would recognize the carbon intensity of corn ethanol has come down.” Bergren says that corn ethanol has taken to improve its carbon footprint by leaps and bounds since the RFS was enacted.
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