Low ethanol prices weigh on Oregon’s clean fuel law to spur biofuel investment

August 15, 2016 |

In Oregon, despite the clean fuels legislation signed into law late last year to promote reduction in carbon intensity in transport fuels and at the same time boost demand for biofuels, only the Pacific Ethanol plant in Boardman in supplying the local gasoline market. The remaining ethanol is imported from the Midwest, which goes against arguments that the policy would support more in-state biofuel production and reduce out-of-state imports for transport fuels. Low ethanol prices are weighing on demand to invest in production with more interest instead on tapping landfill gases for energy.

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