→ Comment opportunity on Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production & Transport of Sugar Beets for Use in Biofuel Production

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The Environmental Protection Agency is inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production of sugar beets (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris) for use as a biofuel feedstock. 'This notice describes EPA's greenhouse gas analysis of sugar beets produced for use as a biofuel feedstock, and describes how EPA may apply this analysis in the future to determine whether biofuels produced from sugar beets meet the necessary greenhouse gas reduction threshold required for qualification as renewable fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program...Based on this analysis, we anticipate that biofuels produced from sugar beets could qualify as renewable fuel or advanced biofuel, depending on the type and efficiency of the fuel production process technology used.'