Dinneen, Velasco, Faber, Erickson discuss sustainability of biofuels, RFS and import tariff
Can biofuels be sustainable? Can we displace oil and carbon dioxide, but not food? During today's E&ETV Event Coverage of the National Summit on Energy Security, sponsored by 2020 Vision, biofuels experts debate the recent EPA waiver request for the rollback of the renewable fuels standard. They also discuss the possibility of reducing the ethanol import tariff. Panelists include Scott Faber, vice president of federal affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association; Joel Velasco, U.S. representative, Brazilian Sugar Cane Industry Association; Brent Erickson, executive vice president, Biotechnology Industry Organization; and Bob Dinneen, president and chief executive, Renewable Fuels Association. The panel is moderated by E&ETV host Monica Trauzzi.