Biofuels: A Blend of Ethanol, Politics – DTN Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue promoted biofuels and USDA’s investment in projects such as blender pumps during a series of events in Iowa and Minnesota on Thursday. The official […]

Biofuels: “A Long Way to Go to Right the RFS Ship” – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
EPA’s decision last week to reject 54 so-called gap-year small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard may have been a big victory for biofuels and agriculture producers. Yet, leaders of […]

Biofuels: EPA Denies All Gap-Year RFS Waivers – DTN Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
The Trump administration made it official on Monday, announcing in an EPA news release that the agency will deny all pending gap-year small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard for […]

Biofuels: Renewable Fuel Association Makes Plea for Action – DTN Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler gave no timeline for releasing 2021 renewable volume obligations in the Renewable Fuel Standard or for deciding on pending small-refinery exemptions, during a teleconference with reporters […]

Biofuels: Ethanol Awaits Fate on Waivers, Aid – DTN Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
The ethanol industry continues to wait for a decision from EPA on 86 pending small-refinery exemptions after the U.S. Department of Energy finished a review and sent those requests back […]

Ethanol: Waiting on COVID Relief, None Yet in Sight – DTN Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
With ethanol producers continuing to struggle and fuel demand sliding during the COVID-19 pandemic, biofuels producers and Midwest lawmakers have been waiting for a lifeline. The EPA has surpassed the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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