Biofuels got a shot in the arm earlier this week with news that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching: Biofuels, the SmartWay to Grow & Go on its own initiative. I'm not going to get into the mêlée that the Elections due next week are, but
Why are they doing it? Partly because the President would like them to as EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson says
Through SmartWay Grow & Go, President Bush is moving the fuels of the future into the market today .By investing in technology that unlocks the energy from our domestic crops, EPA and our partners are bringing breakthroughs in renewable fuel from the labs to the streets.
What does the EPA want to achieve
The goal of the SmartWay Grow & Go program is to have 25 percent of EPA's SmartWay Transport partners using renewable fuels by 2012, and 50 percent by 2020. There are currently 481 SmartWay Transport partners including major truck and rail carriers as well as shipping and logistics companies.
Who's going to be doing it?
Leading SmartWay partners are already taking action. For example, H-E-B and Meijer are expanding the sale of renewable fuels at their retail pumps, while Coca-Cola Enterprises' light and heavy duty fleets are expanding their use of ethanol and biodiesel as these fuels become more widely available.
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