A ban on summertime sales of E15 is set to be lifted under emergency authority granted to the Environmental Protection Agency, offering a major victory to biofuel proponents who championed the use of higher ethanol blends as a way to combat rising gas prices.
The Environmental Protection Agency is denying three dozen small refineries relief from the requirements of the nation’s biofuel mandate, but is providing other ways for most of the facilities to comply with their 2018 obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Senators pressed EPA Administrator Michael Regan to expand use of E15 in the nation’s fuel supply to combat rising energy prices, at a hearing before the Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday.
President Joe Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal 2023 that would boost Agriculture Department spending by 9%, including significant increases for agricultural research and conservation technical assistance and a new round of funding for rural broadband expansion.
The Environmental Protection Agency and biofuel trade association Growth Energy have finalized a proposed consent decree that would set an early summer publishing deadline for the biofuel mandate targets of the current and prior year.