As Reported by Biomass Magazine; Biomass supporters recently celebrated the release of EPA guidelines for Best Available Control Technologies (BACT) which they claim will help cement the role of biomass in mitigating the effects of climate change. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack specifically praised the benefits that wood and switchgrass based biofuels can bring to rural communities through supporting local economies. The EPA is still deciding on the extent to which Biomass related emissions will be included in GHG calculations.
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