Advanced biofuels made from fibers of corn stover, grasses, wood, and other plants were once pitched as the next boon for the renewable fuels industry, but now their future is cloudy at best as several flagship plants have ceased commercial production.
A federal appeals court heard arguments about the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of biofuel mandate waivers for small refineries, but some question if there will be a case of judicial pingpong with no court finding itself the right panel for a challenge.
House Democrats are attempting to drive a wedge between rural America and President Donald Trump by blasting the administration over its issuance of exemptions from requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The Senate is looking to finish work on a package of spending bills funding USDA and other agencies important to agriculture, but it increasingly appears that Congress won’t reach a final agreement on fiscal 2020 until after the first of the year.
The Trump administration is out with a plan to address concerns over the use of biofuel mandate waivers, ending one chapter of the saga but setting the stage for new battles in the ever-turbulent debate.
The Trump administration is set to announce a deal to mitigate concerns over the use of small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard that will reallocate waived gallons to other obligated parties.
Iowa voters are signaling strong support for expanding the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Iowa Biodiesel Board that also carries a message for President Donald Trump.