Farm, Biofuels Groups: Biofuels Can Help Reach 2030 Zero-emission Vehicle Goals


The White House Thursday announced an executive order that sets a new target to make half of all new vehicles sold by 2030 zero-emission vehicles. According to a White House fact sheet, the order also kicks off development of long-term fuel efficiency and emissions standards to save consumers money, cut pollution, boost public health, advance environmental justice, and tackle the climate crisis. However, the effort lacks links to biofuels. Rural Voices USA Board President Chris Gibbs states, “The path ahead will also require a commitment to biofuels as an essential way to reduce emissions and support rural economies.” The organization encourages President Joe Biden to renew his commitment to biofuels and upholding the Renewable Fuel Standard. Meanwhile, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says, “The overarching goal should be to reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible without dictating the pathway to get there or putting all our eggs into one technology basket.”