Improving Farm Bill’s energy title: AEC advances four ideas

February 16, 2012 |

In Washington, the Advanced Ethanol Council urged Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-KS) to include two key tax extensions for advanced and cellulosic ethanol producers.

In a letter to the committee leaders, AEC Executive Director Brooke Coleman highlighted four areas in which the Farm Bill could help accelerate the commercialization of advanced and cellulosic ethanol technologies.

AEC recommends: extending and improving the USDA loan guarantee program; supporting USDA’s efforts to build out ethanol refueling infrastructure; reforming the Biomass Crop Assistance Program to increase cost effectiveness; and modifying the Repowering Assistance program to help existing bio-refining operations deploy advanced ethanol technologies and feedstock utilization.

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