Growth Energy’s CEO Emily Skor has welcomed the Biden administration’s commitment to produce 3 billion gallons of SAF per year by 2030.
This was following a virtual Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) roundtable with White House representatives.
Skor said: “I was pleased to join the White House’s conversation on how to make SAF a success.
“Crop-based biofuels are necessary component in achieving the climate goals that we share with the White House and the aviation industry.”
She added: “We are energised by the potential opportunity to expand our role in reducing our nation’s carbon emissions.
“With the appropriate investment in critical research and development and the right policy environment, we know our industry can continue to help decarbonise our transportation sector—from passenger vehicles to our aircraft fleet.
“Importantly, to deliver game-changing solutions, we must have a healthy and thriving corn ethanol industry to make the long-term investments in research and development.
“To meet this challenge, it important that new tax incentives are guided by technology-neutral life-cycle assessments by scientists who understand the U.S. biofuel sector – in this case, those at the US Department of Energy. US tax credits must reflect US-based modelling, and we will continue to press for policy that reflects the most up-to-date science available.”
Growth Energy and its members were recognised by the White House for their interest in potential scale-up production on SAF.
Recently, Growth Energy joined agriculture and biofuel leaders in sending a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee outlining its recommendations for a sound and effective SAF tax credit.
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