The incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives promises to bring "a more fiscally hawkish mood," but the ethanol industry remains hopeful that the new Congress will deliver "thoughtful and productive policy," according to Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. Support for biofuels was never a partisan issue, writes Dinneen, which means that whichever party holds Congress is less important than its members recognizing the value of domestic alternative fuels.

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