Consumers Driving Demand for Clean Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America Chair Michael Rath, Sr. with Darling Ingredients is optimistic about the future of clean fuels.

In his address to the membership at last week’s Clean Fuels Conference, Rath noted that consumers, including fleets, have choices for the fuel they put in their vehicles. “Clean fuel adoption is now largely driven by that consumer demand for choice,” he said.

Rath says 2023 was a good year for the industry. “What I would call a ‘storybook year,'” he said. “We’ve increased production domestically from 3 billion gallons in ’22 to over 4 billion gallons in ’23, over a 33% increase.

Rath praised the Clean Fuels team for the work they have done over the past year in Washington, DC and on the state level. With their persistence and education and with the members they were able to have some “wins” allowing for more certainty than the industry has had in a long time.

Listen to Rath’s remarks at the conference and an interview below.
Clean Fuels Chairman Michael Rath Remarks 13:51

Interview with Michael Rath 08:09

2024 Clean Fuels Conference Photo Album

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