Advanced biofuel production in North America topped 800 million gallons in 2014, an increase over 2013 and almost double the output in 2011, Environmental Entrepreneurs reported Tuesday.
“As many as 180 companies are expected to produce 1.7 billion gallons of advanced biofuel, doubling current capacity. The report shows how advanced biofuels are on track to meet targeted emission reductions for clean fuels standards in both California and Oregon,” the non-partisan U.S. business group notes.
E2 defines advanced biofuel as liquid fuels made from non-petroleum sources that achieve a 50% reduction in carbon intensity compared to a petroleum fuel baseline. By that standard, “the advanced biofuel industry is meeting the growing demand for cleaner-burning transportation fuels,” said E2 Western states advocate and report co-author Mary Solecki.
“Americans who want more local jobs, cleaner air, and more homegrown energy should demand elected officials enact policies, right now, that will promote the growth of advanced biofuel.”