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GAO Says RFS Likely to Fall Short of Greenhouse Gas Goal

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) claimed on Monday that advanced biofuels are not likely to get the fuel market penetration the Renewable Fuel Standard predicted. Online newspaper The Hill reports that means greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to fall as much as predicted under the 2007 law. A pair of GAO reports reached the conclusion after explaining there is limited production of advanced biofuels for blending and a limited potential for expansion by 2022.

A report on greenhouse gasses stated: “In the absence of advanced biofuels, most of the biofuel blended under the RFS to date has been conventional corn-starch ethanol, which achieves smaller greenhouse gas emission reductions compared with advanced biofuels.”

Source: NAFB News Service