S.1085 - A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to define next generation biofuel, and to allow States the option of not participating in the corn ethanol portions of the renewable fuel standard due to conflicts with agricultural, economic, energy, and environmental goals.

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to define next generation biofuel, and to allow States the option of not participating in the corn ethanol portions of the renewable fuel standard due to conflicts with agricultural, economic, energy, and environmental goals. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program by: (1) requiring the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that transportation fuel sold or introduced into commerce in the United States, on an annual average basis, contains at least the applicab

Official Summary

Amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program by:
(1) requiring the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that transportation fuel sold or introduced into commerce in the United States, on an annual average basis, contains at least the applicable volume of \"next generation biofuel\" (currently \"cellulosic biofuel\"); and
(2) replacing the term \"cellulosic biofuel\" with \"next generation biofuel.\" Defines \"next generation biofuel\" to mean:
(1) renewable fuel that is derived from any cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, or algae that is derived from renewable biomass; or
(2) nonethanol renewable fuel that is derived from renewable biomass. Directs the Administrator to allow states that enact a law that elects to not participate in the applicable volume of renewable to not so participate, other than the applicable volumes of renewable fuel required for advanced biofuel, next generation biofuel, and biomass-based diesel.

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Organizations Supporting S.1085

  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)

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