Ag, Biofuel, Call for DOE Analysis of Sustainable Aviation fuel Tax Credits


Biofuel and agriculture groups call on lawmakers to provide an accountable life cycle analysis for sustainable aviation fuel tax credits. In an effort to decarbonize transportation and reduce aviation emissions, Congress is considering new legislation to establish a tax credit to promote and develop robust domestic sustainable aviation fuel production.  The groups say in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, “We urge you to make the Department of Energy the lead agency in establishing a regularly updated Life Cycle Analysis for any sustainable aviation fuel credit.”

The letter was signed by Growth Energy, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and the Renewable Fuels Association. The letter also pointed out that carbon intensity estimates under the International Civil Aviation Organization for some sustainable aviation fuel sources are “wildly inaccurate and incorrectly penalized” and cannot be supported.