Biofuels: Progress on Tentative Blending Agreement

🕔Sep 17, 2019Reuters writers Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw reported last week that, “White House officials on Wednesday urged U.S. biofuel producers and oil refiners to accept a deal to lift biofuel […]

Biofuel Blending Waivers – Another Side Of The Story

🕔Sep 10, 2019The farmer-owned CountryMark cooperative and fuel refinery is caught in the middle of the small-refinery exemption controversy. The company operates in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky — most of […]

Trump’s Biofuels Plan Falls Short of Expectations

🕔Sep 9, 2019Reuters writers Chris Prentice and Stephanie Kelly reported late last week that, “U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials late Thursday to consider a plan that […]

Farm Show: “We still need trade, not aid. – DTN

🕔Aug 28, 2019While farmers admire the latest agriculture machinery this week, leaders of national commodity groups at the Farm Progress Show are talking about demand and looking for the upside in pending […]

Trump Looks at Biofuel-Blending Quotas to Mitigate Fallout from Waivers

🕔Aug 27, 2019Recall that earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018.  Trump administration officials then huddled early last week to consider how to contain negative […]

EPA Ethanol Waivers Fire Up Iowa Politicians – “They Screwed Us,” Says Grassley – DTN

🕔Aug 23, 2019Iowa’s ethanol industry and officials are pushing back on EPA’s small-refinery waivers with demands for multiple federal investigations and demanding EPA follow court rulings. Two months ago, Mike Jerke was […]

Trump Mulls Policy Options After Biofuels Waiver Backlash

🕔Aug 21, 2019Reuters writers Jarrett Renshaw and Humeyra Pamuk reported this week that, “President Donald Trump’s administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after […]

Small Refinery Biofuel Waivers Stir Ire from Farm State Lawmakers

🕔Aug 20, 2019Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018, an action relating to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has caused concern among […]

Iowa Ethanol Industry’s Fate Tied to Year-Round E15 – DTN

🕔Jan 31, 2019Andrew Wheeler, EPA’s acting administrator, wasn’t at the Iowa Renewable Fuels on Tuesday, but he was the focus of the industry’s outlook on multiple fronts.  At the Iowa Renewable Fuels […]

Ethanol Demand Destruction and Small Refinery Exemptions

🕔Sep 14, 2018Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 it […]

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