Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Access to the market for bio-fuels, stresses

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
WASHINGTON lawmakers have expired that looking for ways to increase production of ethanol and other biofuels in the absence of subsidies, at the end of last year.

As Congress moves to the Assembly a new farm bill, turned Senate the conversation at a recent meeting of the Committee on agriculture repeatedly on the need to improve the infrastructure of the country for biofuels.

Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, cited a new plant later in the year in Blair, Neb. opens 200 million US dollars, the Novozymes,. It produces enzymes to make the corn-based ethanol production more efficient and to change other enzymes that break materials such as crop residue and grass.

Otherwise as the Blair plant, Novozymes future expansion focuses efforts abroad because of uncertainty about the direction of US energy policy, Bloomberg reported news on Friday.

"I don't think that it matters, whether we need much financial support," said Harkin at the hearing. "What we need is access to the market."

Harkin always said that access to the market depends on three things: more Flex-fuel vehicles on higher blends of ethanol; More Blender to distribute pumps at service stations, the higher impurity; and a special pipeline, they usually carrying the fuel from the Midwest, are manufactured in the East, where it greater demand.

Fifty per cent of all petrol stations need a blender until 2020 and each pump. The pipeline must likely to move some form of loan guarantee from the Government.

"You do things, we have no worries," Harkin said. "Go anywhere this biofuel plants be built."

Secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack, who testified before the Committee, agreed that market access is important. He told Harkin that his Department mixer will promote sales through existing programmes to pump.

Senator Ben Nelson, D NEB.., said extending the feedstock for ethanol to 36 billion gallons of production by 2022 calls is necessary, to achieve the existing renewable fuel standard.

"We know that to do this that we have greater diversification of raw materials,", Nelson said.

Vilsack said that his research department, as raw materials more efficiently use does.

"We are also guidance on buying refineries in all parts of the country, to use the different raw materials, so we can determine what is economically feasible," said the former Governor of Iowa.

He also said that the Government needs to examine how it supports the credit needs of companies, which are to explore modern methods of production of biofuels.

Government tends to support companies at the beginning and the private sector step in the if the company has been proven commercially viable be Vilsack, but Congress said should possibilities to the bridge 'Loan' between these two phases.

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