Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 10:47:31 AM
"False and misleading as these claims are, the API is still determined
to use them to get the RFS mandates repealed. Last month, the API took
their campaign to the house of congress, which held two days of
hearings on the issue and there may be more hearings in the Senate
later this month. It's unlikely that a repeal of the Act would survive
a vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, never mind the president's veto power.
The biofuel industry fears, however, that the API will succeed in muddying the waters about advanced fuels enough to turn off potential investors. "This may be their ultimate goal," says a spokesperson for DSM. "API need to create confusion about cellulosic ethanol now if they can, because we think that once it comes pouring out of the new plants, the game will be over"."
Big oil attacks ethanol industry with misleading claims