Ethanol plantEthanol tax credits will be included for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the concern this week, saying the incentives will reflect the impact of climate-smart agriculture initiatives. The ethanol industry has celebrated the opportunity, though has expressed concern over the calculation models being used to determine life-cycle fuel carbon emissions.

Geoff Cooper, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association says “nobody knows” how the carbon calculation model is being changed or updated and how those changes will impact the carbon intensity values of corn ethanol-based SAF. Secretary Vilsack maintains SAF will be a boon for the rural economy.

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