biofuel

Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Changes Stand, Sides With Ethanol Industry on Biofuels

Ethanol plant An ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal government announced Feb. 22 that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump’s administration.

David Pitt | Associated Press
February 23, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Aims to End Ethanol Warning Labels in Biofuel Policy Blitz

An American flag hangs on display at an ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) An American flag hangs on display at an ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration advanced a flurry of biofuel policy proposals Jan. 15, including plans that could help ethanol producers sell more of the corn-based fuel.

January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Readies Biofuel Waivers, Delays for Trump’s Final Days

Steam billows out of a smokestack at a biorefining facility in Iowa. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News) Steam billows out of a smokestack at a biorefining facility in Iowa. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration is expected to exempt some oil refineries from 2019 mandates to use renewable fuel as it readies possible last-minute moves on U.S. biofuel policy.

January 13, 2021
Business, Fuel

How Switching Fuels Can Grow Your Business

Renewable Energy Group

As sustainability becomes more important to regulators and your customers, your fuel may be one of the simplest ways to meet their demands — and yours. In this webinar with Renewable Energy Group, learn how biodiesel and a blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel cut emissions while providing the performance fleets need.

May 7, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Governors Ask Trump to Waive Biofuel Quotas Amid Pandemic

Corn plants, from which the majority of biofuel is made, grow in Churdan, Iowa, in May 2019. Corn plants, from which the majority of biofuel is made, grow in Churdan, Iowa, in May 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Five American governors are asking the Trump administration to waive U.S. biofuel-blending requirements, arguing the cost of complying with the mandates on top of coronavirus-spurred lockdowns pose a “severe economic harm” to the country.

April 16, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Biofuel Plan Triggers Political Fallout in Farm Country

Cornfield in Iowa Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s decision to defend the U.S. government’s power to broadly exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending requirements is triggering a backlash in Iowa and other states that are top producers of ethanol and the corn used to make it.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump to Pare Biofuel Waivers for Oil Refineries on Court Ruling

Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Trump administration has decided to pare exemptions for oil refineries from U.S. requirements to use biofuels in response to a federal court ruling last month, according to two people familiar with the matter.

February 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Rebuffs Corn Farmers With Status Quo on Biofuels

Corn in Illinois Corn stands in a field in Walnut, Ill. The Environmental Protection Agency will require refiners to use 20.09 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2020, a 0.85% increase over the 2019 requirement for 19.92 billion gallons. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration on Dec. 19 set relatively flat quotas for plant-based fuels in 2020, rebuffing ethanol and biodiesel allies who said the targets don’t do enough to support the industry.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Larry Kudlow Hatches New Plan to Boost Biofuel Mandates

corn plants Corn plants grow in Churdan, Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is developing a new plan to bolster biofuel-blending requirements after ethanol allies in politically important farm states complained the current proposal doesn’t do enough to compensate for waivers exempting some small refineries from the mandates.

December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Farmers Blame Trump for Biofuels Rule They View as Betrayal

Monte Shaw, Grant Kimberley and Craig Floss Monte Shaw of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (from left), Grant Kimberley of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, and Craig Floss of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, hold a press conference in Johnston, Iowa, on Oct. 16. (David Plitt/AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Agriculture commodity groups and some farmers expressed frustration and anger Oct. 16 with a rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency that they said fails to uphold a promise President Donald Trump made 12 days ago to fulfill the intent of an ethanol law passed by Congress.

David Pitt | Associated Press
October 17, 2019

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