Following President Joe Biden’s announcement of a nationwide infrastructure package, Growth Energy says the plan overlooks the need to expand low carbon biofuels, like ethanol. The American Jobs Plan seeks to improve highways, bridges, ports, airports and transit systems. The plan also seeks to improve drinking water, the electric grid, and broadband. In total, the plan will invest about $2 trillion this decade.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says, “it’s disappointing” the American Jobs Plan doesn’t expand biofuels. Earlier this year, a new report from the Rhodium Group, found that biofuels are an essential element of the path to a net-zero future by 2050. However, the plan does call for $35 billion in research priorities, including offshore wind, biofuels and electric vehicles.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the plan "will help us rebuild our economy and rural communities,” adding that the Department of Agriculture is central to President Joe Biden’s strategy to build a strong economy.