Corn kernel fiber should be added as feedstock under RFS, RFA says

07/19/2013 | Farm Industry News

The Renewable Fuels Association reiterated its support for an Environmental Protection Agency proposal adding cellulosic fiber from the corn kernel as a qualifying feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard. "We applaud EPA for confirming that corn kernel fiber is 'crop residue,' and believe the Agency has proposed a sensible and straightforward approach to RIN generation for renewable fuels derived from cellulosic biomass feedstocks," RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen wrote to the EPA. Geoff Cooper, RFA's vice president of research and analysis, said it's possible that "several million gallons of cellulosic ethanol from corn fiber could be produced in 2014 if EPA finalizes this rule in the next few months."

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