Nothing new on the updated GREET model yet

The ag advisor with the Environmental Protection Agency says the Biden administration continues to review updates to the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Technologies or GREET model.

Rod Snyder says “we’re trying to get it right and want to make sure the science is sound behind the way the model update is happening. Hopefully, we’ll have updates soon.”

Snyder says it’s very technical work that needs input from all agencies involved.

GREET is a lifecycle model that measures the carbon footprint of renewable fuels and modifications to that model could help U.S. agriculture and ethanol producers participate in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel market.

National Farmers Union’s Senior Advisor Anne Steckel says she’s optimistic there will be an answer soon, because agriculture wants access to the Sustainable Aviation Fuel market.

“We want to ensure the GREET model is updated in a way that reflects all of the great climate smart ag practices our industry is doing and we get the right credit for that.”

Steckel says as soon as the rules are issued for the tax credit farmers can learn more about how credits are issued for the sustainability practices many farmers are already implementing.

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