WASHINGTON DC- Following attending today’s White House virtual Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) roundtable, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued a statement on the administration’s commitment to produce 3 billion gallons of SAF per year by 2030:

“I was pleased to join the White House’s conversation today on how to make SAF a success. Crop-based biofuels are necessary component in achieving the climate goals that we share with the White House and the aviation industry.

“We are energized by the potential opportunity to expand our role in reducing our nation’s carbon emissions. With the appropriate investment in critical research and development and the right policy environment, we know our industry can continue to help decarbonize our transportation sector—from passenger vehicles to our aircraft fleet. Importantly, to deliver game-changing solutions, we must have a healthy and thriving corn ethanol industry to make the long-term investments in research and development.

“To meet this challenge, it important that new tax incentives are guided by technology-neutral life-cycle assessments by scientists who understand the U.S. biofuel sector – in this case, those at the U.S. Department of Energy. U.S. tax credits must reflect U.S.-based modeling, and we will continue to press for policy that reflects the most up-to-date science available.”

Background

In the White House’s fact sheet on today’s announcement, Growth Energy and its members were recognized for their interest in potential scale-up production on SAF.

Recently, Growth Energy joined ag and biofuel leaders in sending a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee outlining its recommendations for a sound and effective SAF tax credit. Read their letter here.

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