Washington, D.C. – Today, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, responded to a report released by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) on biofuels:

 

“The report released by SCOPE today is nothing more than a selective compilation of disputable research attacking biofuels. What is clear is the authors of this report prefer to include speculative theories about biofuels production rather than empirical research conducted by serious academics. For example, the report does not mention Dr. Ken Cassman’s research published in the Yale Journal of Industrial Ecology this year that shows corn-based ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 59 percent compared to gasoline. It also leaves out experts like Dr. Bruce Dale of Michigan State University who found that, even if one believes that indirect land use changes result from biofuels production, using sustainable crop management practices like no-till and no-till plus cover crops can make any carbon from land use impacts negligible. These ‘convenient’ omissions put serious doubts into the credibility of this report and the intentions of it authors.”

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