Grassley airs concerns for final GREET model for SAF feedstocks

by | Apr 10, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The Energy Department’s emissions model which will decide make-or-break tax credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel should be released soon. That’s according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan who said last Friday that the model will be ready “in the very near future.”

United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says that the final GREET model may place one of three growing conditions on corn, soybeans or other SAF feedstocks. Those growing conditions include minimum tillage, cover cropping or precision chemical applications.

Grassley says ahead of the final GREET model release, such requirements to grow feedstocks for the aviation fuel market would show that the Energy Department, EPA and USDA don’t understand co-mingling of grain.

Grassley says that will result in one of two things.

He says that USDA needs to make clear to the other government agencies the process of grain handling.

The White House has set a target of 3 billion gallons of SAF by 2030. Along with the estimate of 36 billion gallons by 2050.