DriveClean Initiative Launches

Cindy Zimmerman

A diverse coalition of organizations has launched DriveClean, a multi-sector initiative to work on bipartisan legislation creating a market-based, technology-neutral national Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) during the 118th Congress that convenes in January.

The coalition is made up of organizations representing agriculture, utilities, renewable fuel producers, environmentalists, technology firms, EV charging companies, and truck and bus manufacturers. Among those groups are the American Coalition for Ethanol; Alder Fuels; Christianson CPAs & Consultants; ClearFlame Engine Technologies; CleanFuture; Electrify America; e-Mission Control; Great Plains Institute; Low-Carbon Fuels Coalition; Fulcrum Bioenergy; POET; Propel; Rivian; Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and World Energy – just to name a few.

“The biofuels industry applauds the efforts of the DriveClean initiative, which build on the many successes of the federal Renewable Fuels Standard while leveling the playing field for additional home-grown fuels and technology,” said Geoff Cooper, RFA President and CEO. “Our members are ready to help push Clean Fuel Standard legislation across the finish line and put the U.S. on an achievable path to meeting near- and long-term decarbonization goals.”

“There are few tools that have proven more effective than Clean Fuel Standards for driving rapid decarbonization, as has been seen in states like California. They are performance-based, technology-agnostic, and fuel-neutral, the perfect combination for unlocking the private sector to invest, innovate and drive down carbon emissions,” said Dr. BJ Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO at ClearFlame Engine Technologies, who spoke at the recent 2022 American Coalition for Ethanol Conference.

Listen to his presentation at the ACE here:
ACE22 remarks BJ Johnson, ClearFlame Engine (14:00)

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