NEWS
New Analysis Questions RFS Claims
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jan 6, 2014 03:26 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014 based on concerns that the industry lacks needed infrastructure to overcome the 10% blend wall, but a new analysis argues the current RFS requirements can be met without new infrastructure investments.

In a new analysis from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University is entitled, "Feasibility and Cost of Increasing US Ethanol Consumption Beyond E10." Bruce Babcock, director of the Biobased Industry Center and a professor of economics at ISU, said the proposed reduction of all biofuels ...

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