Biofuel Producers Push Back Against Biden, Auto Industry Drive for Electric Vehicles

Biofuel Producers Push Back Against Biden, Auto Industry Drive for Electric Vehicles

The president and the auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress say they “aren’t buying it.”

They argued the U.S. should increase sales of ethanol and biodiesel, not abandon them.

President Joe Biden has proposed an infrastructure plan that includes increased funding to promote a shift to electric vehicles.

Producers of corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel said that even if the U.S. dramatically increases sales of electric vehicles, liquid-fueled cars and trucks will make up a majority of vehicles on the road for many years.

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