The federal government must maintain support for the Renewable Fuels Standard, which "provides the guiding policy and necessary support for the industry to begin bringing innovative new technologies for advanced and cellulosic biofuels to the marketplace," writes Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization's industrial and environmental unit. "It's unlikely that the free market by itself can direct the resources needed to commercialize vital and innovative new technologies without a consistent, forward-looking federal policy as a guide," Erickson adds.

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