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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Farm State Lawmakers – Ethanol a Priority in Senate COVID Relief Package Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported late last week that, “U.S. lawmakers from Iowa are trying to add aid for the biofuels industry into a pending coronavirus relief package in the Senate, […]

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 […]

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