For the first edition of our “Meet the Team” series, Think Bioenergy caught up with Justin Schroeder, Scientist for Novozymes’ biofuels segment. We talked with Justin about preparing for this season’s harvest, his advice for ethanol producers and driving 100mph.
As 2014 drew to a close, Congress passed a tax extender bill to retroactively extended four key biofuels tax provisions for a year. The extenders covered business operations for 2014 but expired at year’s end.
Now that the EPA public comment period on its most recent RFS volume proposal has closed, I thought a reminder of some of the reasons why biofuels are a key part of America’s energy future might be useful.
When describing emergent industries like cellulosic ethanol, people often use the analogy of running a marathon, because new industries take time to build.