US senators look to boost biofuel use five-fold

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By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Top lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday unveiled legislation to boost U.S. biofuels use more than five-fold by 2022, about five years later than the target set by the Bush administration. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the panel's chairman, and Sen. Pete Domenici, its top Republican, want to require 36 billion gallons (136 billion liters) of renewable fuels by 2022 -- about 21 percent of projected U.S. gasoline demand. The ...

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