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Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump believes allowing year-round E15 should compensate for increased small refinery hardship waivers despite the two policies not being connected. The agriculture secretary is pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to reissue the missing gallons from approved hardship waivers as part of the upcoming “reset” of the Renewable Fuels […]

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President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that about 40 applications for small refinery hardship waivers are on hold while President Trump undergoes a review of the policies used to determine approvals for those exemptions. Three sources told Reuters that he has brought in the Cabinet to review the decision-making that has led to a four-fold increase in […]

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Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

June 22, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., back from his Midwest tour hearing from frustrated corn farmers and biofuel industry representatives, President Trump requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review the expanded use of waivers that exempt small refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Reuters, sources said that as soon as Trump returned from the Midwest […]

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Trump to visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant on June 11

Trump to visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant on June 11

June 5, 2019 |

In Iowa, local press reports that President Trump’s visit to the state has been confirmed with a visit to the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant in Council Bluffs on June 11. Currently in the UK, he will return to promote the recent approval of year-round E15 by touring the plant before attending a private […]

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Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

May 30, 2019 |

In Iowa, the Gazette newspaper reports that the White House has confirmed President Trump will visit Iowa on June 11 to attend a private Republican party fundraiser in West Des Moines and presumably to announce the implementation of year-round E15 blending, but the article didn’t confirm the rumored visit to an ethanol plant during the […]

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Trump may visit Iowa ethanol plant to launch year-round E15

Trump may visit Iowa ethanol plant to launch year-round E15

May 22, 2019 |

In Iowa, Bloomberg reports that a visit by President Trump to an ethanol plant in the state over the next couple of weeks is a likely indication that year-round E15 will indeed be ready for the start of the summer driving season, with both Iowa senators and the governor invited to attend the event. To […]

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Trump’s EPA looked other way for E15 environmental reviews

Trump’s EPA looked other way for E15 environmental reviews

March 27, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the Trump Administration quickly wound up research into the viability of year-round E15 sales after the president promised last summer that the fuel would be approved in time for the 2019 summer driving season. The Environmental Protection Agency backed away from doing an environmental impact assessment of the proposed policy […]

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Concerns that Trump’s relationship with Argentine president behind biodiesel tariff review

Concerns that Trump’s relationship with Argentine president behind biodiesel tariff review

January 22, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that there are concerns by some in the biodiesel industry that President Trump has chosen his decades-long relationship with the Argentine president over the good of the biodiesel industry by agreeing to review anti-dumping tariffs on Argentine imports. The Commerce Department says the review, although uncommon, has precedent and the changes […]

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Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

December 2, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., three trade groups wrote President Donald Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce undertake a rigorous, […]

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Trade groups write Trump expressing concerns over Commerce’s changed views on biodiesel imports

Trade groups write Trump expressing concerns over Commerce’s changed views on biodiesel imports

November 28, 2018 |

In Washington, three trade groups wrote President Donald Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated ‘changed circumstances’ reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce undertake a rigorous, comprehensive […]

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