Split between first gen and second gen biofuel producers?
Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams suggested a possible split among biofuel producers.
But with his remarks Wednesday, McAdams signaled that the advanced biofuel sector believes its best hope for preserving a federal mandate for its innovative new renewable fuels comes by distancing itself from the first-generation ethanol that currently fulfills most of the mandate.
While the RFS “may be working for some” it “is not equally helpful to all sectors of the biofuels industry,” McAdams said. “The current RFS simply doesn’t work as well for companies trying to move cutting-edge technology from a demonstration plant to commercial scale.”
Although the American Petroleum Institute previously maintained a repeal-only approach to the RFS, some refiners have quietly signaled they could back more modest reforms to the mandates that would preserve a path for cellulosic and other advanced biofuels, while scaling back or completely undoing the requirement for traditional renewable fuels that are typically made from corn.
From story at Fuelfix, http://fuelfix.com/blog/2015/03/11/advanced-biofuel-group-breaks-with-traditional-allies-on-federal-mandates/