Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said he expects no long-term negative repercussions from Gov. Rick Scott's approval of a bill that dismantles the state's ethanol standard. The measure is largely symbolic because the federal Renewable Fuel Standard will still mandate ethanol blending, Putnam said. After the bill was signed into law, Algenol CEO Paul Woods told a Florida newspaper that the state action could force his company to look elsewhere to build its first commercial-scale advanced-biofuel plant.
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