Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

Biofuel Companies Hunker Down, Avoid Ownership Changes – DTN Feb 25, 2020

🕔Feb 25, 2020
Despite the biofuels industry operating on thin margins and dealing with federal policy uncertainty in 2019, the number of mergers and acquisitions in the industry was historically low last year, […]

Biodiesel Production Profits – Digging Deep into the 2019 Numbers Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
The U.S. biodiesel industry continued to face strong headwinds in 2019 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs). For example, in a previous farmdoc daily article it […]

Biodiesel: Funding Bill Extends Key Tax Credit – DTN Dec 18, 2019

🕔Dec 18, 2019
A multi-year extension of the Biodiesel Tax Credit was among the major provisions for agriculture in a massive federal spending bill that will fund the government through the end of […]

Biofuels: Sen. Grassley Hopeful Trump Changes RFS Rule – DTN Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
With a proposed rule to account for small-refinery exemptions in the Renewable Fuel Standard now in the EPA’s hands, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he’s hopeful […]

Biofuels: EPA Still Not Backing Up RFS Promises – DTN Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
As the final days wane in a public comment period on the latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal, indications are President Donald Trump is aware farmers and ethanol producers are unhappy […]

Biofuels: Small-Refinery Exemptions Discussed at House Committee Hearing Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019
Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported this week that, “The U.S. oil and corn industries continued a long-running public battle over America’s biofuels policy on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing about […]

Biofuels: EPA Blending Plan Disconnect- Additional Background on SREs Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019
Last week, Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported that, “Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump. “The White House blessed it […]

Biofuel Blending Deal — Not As Advertised In Big Announcement – DTN Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019
Trump administration officials assured dozens of representatives from agriculture and biofuels groups on an Oct. 3 phone briefing the EPA would use a three-year rolling average of small-refinery exemption volumes […]

Biofuels Agreement Announcement Welcomed, Details Lacking Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019
Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Jacob Bunge reported on Friday that, “The Trump administration outlined a plan to boost biofuel demand, aiming to ease Farm Belt frustrations over recent changes to […]

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