Feenstra and Hinson Tout ‘Farm to Fly Act’

Washington, DC — Republican Randy Feenstra, who represents Iowa’s fourth congressional district in the U.S. House, is co-sponsoring a bill called the Farm to Fly Act.

It’s designed to spur development of aviation fuel made with a range of plant materials.


Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced with corn-based ethanol already has a 15 percent lower carbon intensity rating than petroleum-based available fuel.


The aviation industry currently accounts for 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.


Republican Ashley Hinson, who represents Iowa’s second congressional district in the U.S. House, is another co-sponsor of the bill. Hinson says it would provide clarity about how USDA programs will support Sustainable Aviation Fuel development.


A little less than 16 million gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel will be produced this year. The Biden Administration has set a goal of producing at least three billion gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the U.S. by 2030. The fuel can be made from corn and other plant materials — and even cooking oil.

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