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Lowering Ethanol's Footprint
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Aug 29, 2013 08:23 AM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Ethanol producers could get carbon credit premiums for lowering their carbon footprints to sell more fuel into California.

The low-carbon fuel standard in California has been viewed as anti-corn ethanol since it was created, but the ethanol industry is starting to crack the code and figure out ways to improve efficiency or demonstrate a smaller carbon footprint than assumed by California regulators.

A panel of experts at the American Coalition for Ethanol's annual meeting this week in Des Moines talked about the industry's carbon footprint and how to negotiate the maze that is California's fuel market.

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