Report Validates Inextricable Link Between First & Second Generation Biofuels

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to a new report authored by the centrist think tank, Third Way, which highlights the inextricable link between grain-based ethanol and the future of cellulosic ethanol, as well as the importance of the RFS, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement:

“This report confirms what the biofuels industry has been saying for some time now – that you cannot have cellulosic ethanol without the continued production and support of grain-based ethanol. The two are tied together and first-generation ethanol production is the true building block for the next generation of fuels.”

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