Future for biofuels open with possibility

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he’s not concerned about the immediate impact electric vehicles could have on the renewable fuels industry, “We’re going to have the combustion engine for quite some time.”

Vilsack says there is a huge opportunity for biofuels in the aviation industry, “We’ve got an aviation industry that is begging, begging, for drop-in aviation fuel that’s biofuel, begging for it. They want to buy it today. That’s a 35 billion gallon, not blended, drop-in.”

And, he says that could potentially double the demand for renewable fuels.

Vilsack made his remarks to members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture on Wednesday.

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