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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.

-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Action Plan for a Sustainable Advanced Biofuel Economy

Submitted by on August 8, 2013 – 7:14 pm2 Comments

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Status Quo US Policies Need to Change

Orchestrated, well funded opposition from the non-renewable fuel industry and growing governmental inertia has stalled biofuel R&D innovations and market expansion. Climate Change isn’t going away, nor are petroleum imports. It’s time to get back on the fast-track.

• Immediately include a common-sense “high octane/high ethanol” regular grade fuel program in EPA Tier 3 regulation. This will enable new high-efficiency cars and trucks to meet the 54.5 mpg 2022 fuel economy standard and open a long-term market for “total-biomass” ethanol and other renewable fuels.

• Start an exciting “new-ideas” Apollo-type program to produce all the sustainable biofuel and bioproducts possible from non-food biomass. Current status-quo thinking, energy development bureaucracies, and available commercial technologies have proven not to be the answer.

• Make advanced sustainable biofuel and bioproducts development the home for STEM students. Matching their smarts and excitement with our scientific and engineering challenges would create a bright future for our country.

• Fund the Apollo program and STEM related renewable energy R&D with a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee. At $20 ton/carbon, or .05$/gallon for petroleum fuel, approximately $3.8 billion/year would be generated. As the proportion of renewable fuel increased, the user fee would drop. This would be in concert with the R&D project reaching a successful completion.  READ MORE    Download PDF handout

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  • Mary says:

    Hello. I would like to ask if you are also considering biofuel program outside the US. We are group of farmers from Asia with the thousand hectares of jatropha plantation. Email me back if you are interested at fergusonestate@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance.

  • Paul says:

    MONEY is needed to build the biofuel plants, without that progress will be slow. There are lots of good ideas and motivated people. It will take $100 million to build the cellulose green gasoline plant I have planned. Where do I get that money?

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