Vilsack Stands On Side Of Ethanol Producers In Renewable Fuel Standard Debate
Date posted - August 18, 2012
The mandate helps create a market for corn-based ethanol and other bio-fuels by requiring refiners to blend them into gasoline. Critics, worried about a lack of corn for food and livestock feed, have called for suspending the mandate. Vilsack, a former Iowa Governor, says the standard remains vital for rural economies.
Vilsack says abandoning the standard may not be necessary – or helpful.
Iowa is the nation’s number-one ethanol producer with more than 40 plants online. About 40-percent of the nation’s corn crop currently goes to ethanol.
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