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Renewable Fuels Nebraska Applauds Federal Action to Encourage Sustainable Aviation Fuel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that

upcoming federal rules around eligibility for tax credits related to sustainable aviation

fuel (SAF) will feature the Department of Energy’s GREET model — a crucial step

towards ensuring that ethanol and other renewable feedstocks produced in

Nebraska can be used across the aviation industry.


Friday’s announcement comes just a few months before the federal government’s highly-anticipated updates to the GREET methodology, including regulations determining what fuels will qualify as SAF.


Renewable Fuels Nebraska Executive Director Dawn Caldwell issued the following

statement in response:


“This federal guidance is promising — but there’s still a lot to be done to make sure

that the Cornhusker State can fuel the world sustainably and responsibly.


“The Treasury Department took a step towards that kind of certainty with its announcement. Now, RFN calls on the Biden Administration to update the GREET model with the same eye towards encouraging a vibrant and competitive marketplace — because, as we all know, a level playing field is all Nebraska farmers and producers need to do what they do best: Deliver world-class products and win.”

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