RFA: EPA's carbon accounting of ethanol is outdated

12/3/2012 | DomesticFuel.com

The Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking it to update its analyses of carbon emissions linked to corn and sugarcane ethanol production. "There have been literally dozens of new studies and modeling improvements since EPA finalized the RFS2 almost three years ago. Overwhelmingly, these new reports and data show that the corn ethanol process is far less carbon intensive than assumed by EPA" while the carbon footprint of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol is bigger than initially thought, RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen wrote in the letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

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