13 Feb '13, 2am

RFA on State of the Union: #Biofuels can eco-boost the economy

(February 12, 2013) WASHINGTON — During tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the importance of jobs and strengthening the American economy. Cueing off those remarks, Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said: “Biofuels can provide the eco-boost the U.S. economy needs. Ethanol is a high octane engine driving economic growth and job creation, especially in rural America. Last year, the ethanol industry directly employed over 87,000 people. As an industry, ethanol supported another nearly 296,000 indirect and induced jobs across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors. In addition, ethanol contributed $43.4 billion to the GDP. “Ethanol’s ability to strengthen this country’s security and stability doesn’t end with job creation. Thanks to domestically produced ethanol, 465 million barrels of imported oil were displaced. ...

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