Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Energy official frowns on cutting back ethanol (Michigan)
7/10/2008, 3:13 p.m. EDT
By DINA CAPPIELLO The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department frowned on relaxing federal requirements to boost the use of ethanol in gasoline.

Any reduction in the renewable fuel standard would sap investment in biofuel technology and undermine efforts to wean the nation off oil and reduce greenhouse gases, Deputy Assistant Energy Secretary Steven Chalk said Thursday.

"Keeping that in place is very important to us," Chalk told the Senate Environment clean air subcommittee.

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