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Corn is loaded into a truck to be transported for ethanol production at Kelley, Iowa on Jan. 21.

Ruling casts doubt on dozens of U.S. refinery biofuel waivers

Biofuel boosters say waivers are eating into demand for corn-based ethanol

Reuters – A U.S. court decision striking down three biofuel waivers that the Environmental Protection Agency gave to oil refineries in 2017 has cast doubt on the legitimacy of dozens of other EPA exemptions granted under similar circumstances, according to industry experts and agency data. That spells uncertainty for a handful of independent refiners that

U.S. EPA ups biofuel targets slightly

Reuters — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation’s gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat. The announcement follows weeks of lobbying by Midwestern lawmakers and representatives of the corn industry who wanted


Oil Price Slump Makes Bioenergy A Harder Sell

A slide in oil prices may be good for consumers battered by the U. S. economic slowdown, but it could pose a challenge for President Barack Obama’s ambitious plan to revolutionize America’s energy use. Obama’s plan – outlined during the campaign last year when oil prices hit a record $147 a barrel – calls for