Ethanol: Issues Over EPA Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Persist Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Rachel Frazin reported recently at The Hill Online that, “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will not take up Douglas Benevento’s nomination for the No. 2 position at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Biofuels: EPA Holding Up on RFS Volumes – DTN Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday his agency will not release proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes on Thursday, the last workday before the federal holiday on Friday. “There’s nothing coming […]

Biofuel Groups Outraged at New Small Refinery Exemption Requests – DTN Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
The EPA posted 52 new small-refinery exemptions requests from previous years on the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard dashboard on Thursday, drawing outrage from biofuels groups that have been calling on […]

Biofuels: EPA Receives 52 Retroactive Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported on Thursday that, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers that, if granted, would help bring oil refiners into […]

Ethanol: FDA Pulls Back on Sanitizer Restriction – DTN Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has temporarily relieved some restrictions on hand sanitizer produced by ethanol plants in an effort to allow companies to continue to maintain supplies amid COVID-19, […]

Farmers Urge Economic Assistance Bill Is Necessary – Ag Barometer Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103, up 7 points from the April […]

Biofuel Issues: Blending Quotas, RFS Waivers, COVID-19 Relief, and Gasoline Demand May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported that, “The Environmental Protection Agency has drafted a plan to slightly lift biofuel-blending targets next year, while so far skirting potentially controversial decisions […]

Ethanol: FDA Confusion Plagues Sanitizer Production – DTN May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
When it comes to attempting to help with a federal emergency, the old adage of “No good deed shall go unpunished” sometimes comes to mind. Take the plight of ethanol […]

Ethanol Gets a Boost as Americans Resume Driving May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
Bloomberg writer Isis Almeida reported last week that, “There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the battered American ethanol market, according to producer Green Plains Inc. For now, coronavirus […]

Biofuels: More Groups Push for RFS Waiver – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump to change the Renewable Fuel Standard in light of the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19. A number of tax, environmental and political […]

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