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: Executive Branch Highlights Ethanol in Waiver Denials, E15 Promise Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Lindsay Wise and Andrew Restuccia reported on Monday that, “The Trump administration will deny oil refiners’ retroactive requests for exemptions from U.S. biofuel laws, a major boon for Iowa, […]

Biofuels: Trump EPA May Reject Refiner Waivers – DTN Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
President Donald Trump reportedly has ordered the EPA to reject 67 so-called gap-year small-refinery exemption requests weeks after Trump said he would speak directly to the agency. In addition to […]

Ag Economy: “Fragile” Conditions Persist, Ethanol Waiver Concerns Remain Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported on Saturday that, “Following a growing season last year filled with battering rainfall and bitter trade wars, U.S. farmers hoped 2020 would provide them an opportunity to […]

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 […]

Biofuels: Department of Energy Recommendation on RFS Exemption Requests Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported this week that, “The U.S. Department of Energy has recommended that some of the oil refiners that applied for retroactive exemptions from the nation’s biofuel blending law be […]

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 […]

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