RFA tells President Biden its members will be net zero by 2050 or sooner

July 28, 2021 |

In Washington, in a letter sent Wednesday to President Joe Biden, Renewable Fuels Association members from across the country memorialized their commitment to ensuring ethanol achieves a net-zero carbon footprint, on average, by 2050 or sooner. Ethanol is already cutting greenhouse gas emissions by half compared to gasoline, the letter says, but “we can—and must—do more” to decarbonize transportation fuels and combat climate change in the decades ahead. The letter comes after RFA’s board of directors met last week in St. Louis and adopted a resolution outlining their carbon performance goals for 2030 and 2050.

Specifically, RFA’s board of directors—which is exclusively composed of renewable fuel producers—committed to the following goals during their meeting last week:

By 2030, ensure that ethanol reduces GHG emissions by at least 70 percent, on average, when compared directly to gasoline. 

By 2050, ensure that ethanol achieves net-zero lifecycle GHG emissions, on average. 

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