The California Air Resources Board overestimated the emissions levels from land-use change related to corn ethanol when it designed the state's Low Carbon Fuels Standard last year, according to an analysis by Purdue University. Actual emissions are likely no more than half of the original estimate, the analysis found. The president of the Renewable Fuels Association, Bob Dinneen, has written to the ARB, asking it "to consider and respond to critical developments like these. The research was conducted by the same department and many of the same researchers at Purdue that conducted extensive ILUC modeling under contract to ARB for the LCFS regulation."

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