South Dakota farmer Ron Alverson believes in the future of corn ethanol as a low carbon fuel and that accurate carbon accounting is key to a successful and fair Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest.
Alverson, who is past president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and the SD Corn Growers, was a chief contributor to an ACE white paper about the low carbon benefits of corn ethanol that was released in 2018 and served as the impetus behind the Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest report released this week by the Great Plains Institute.
Alverson says a successful regional clean fuels policy would similar in approach to low carbon fuel standards (LCFS) in California but Midwest friendly. “We’re going to try to incentivize corn producers to reduce their greenhouse gases,” said Alverson. “We fully expect to have a much lower CI footprint for a Midwest type LCFS than we do in California.”
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Interview with Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol