"Those waivers are a gigantic mistake. We should not be exempting, we should be insisting that these major companies in fact meet the criteria." - Ankeny IA, 8-21-19
"Advanced Biofuels, including Ethanol, is going to be one of the top priorities, its not the answer but it's a transition." - Manning Iowa, 7-16-19
"It is a major major part of what I propose ... There is so much to talk about that I propose in my climate bill. It's critically important, the idea of Ethanol and Biofuels, it's part of the answer."
- Ottumwa IA, 6-11-19
“Doubling down on the liquid fuels of the future, which make agriculture a key part of the solution to climate change. Advanced biofuels are now closer than ever as we begin to build the first plants for biofuels, creating jobs and new solutions to reduce emissions in planes, ocean-going vessels, and more.” - From Biden's Climate Plan
"We're going to dedicate $400 billion to clean energy research and innovations to develop and generate next generation biofuels, including ethanol."" - Manning IA, 7-16-19
"Q:Your going to support year round e-15 as well right?
A: “The other piece of that we’ve gotta move beyond this as well, we have to improve upon it as well.”
- Mason City IA, 12-3-19 video
"Q: So I have a quick question for you. I know you know, biofuels are very important to out state. When you’re elected president, will you promise to keep an open and fair market in trade negotiations for biofuels?
A: Absolutely! And not only that, we really need to stop with the idea that choosing these oil companies makes no sense and we have to look beyond biofuels into cellulosics and other changes to take place and I think that when we’re talking about…rural Iowa can become the supplier of, the main supplier of (things to combat) global warming. And part of it is the biofuels but beyond that there’s so much more to increase the land conservation." - Ames IA,12-4-19
"On the condition that you invest it in the research, lets get this straight, lets not kid a kidder. What you have here is biofuels are not the answer per se as they are now, they are a transition, they are a transition right now. The real help is going to come if we invest, I call for 1.7 Billion dollar investment in the first 10 years in all kinds of research. One of which is to deal with biofuels that in fact are, in fact, much much better than we are now. The answer is yes, but I would make a commitment that you had to invest the money in the research, research and demonstrate." (Re: Making the Biodiesel tax credit permanent) - Cedar Rapids IA, 9-20-19