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BIO Testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change: “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy”

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to submit a statement for the record to the to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change hearing on “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Planes, Trains and Everything Beyond Automobiles.”

BIO applauds the Subcommittee for examining the challenges and opportunities associated with decarbonizing the U.S. transportation sector, with an emphasis on medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses, ships, aircraft, and rail.

Thanks to biotechnology, advances in biofuels made from renewable resources and waste feedstocks can be used to decarbonize our roadways, seaways, and airways. In order to achieve the goal of a 100 Percent Clean Economy for this segment of the transportation sector, stable and supportive policy is critical to drive investment and consumption of sustainable biofuels. 

We have already seen the environmental benefits biofuels have provided in decarbonizing light-duty vehicles (LDV). The development and advancement of advanced biofuels will be essential to decarbonizing industries such as long-haul trucking, aviation, and marine shipping.

Read the full comments via the link below.