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Inside EPA - 06/07/2019

E15 Waiver Poses Major Risks For Biofuels Makers Despite Apparent Win

June 03, 2019
Biofuels producers are welcoming EPA’s waiver allowing year-round sales of 15-percent ethanol (E15) but they face major risks from the decision if the waiver fails to deliver large boosts in ethanol sales, is struck down by a court, or is undermined by EPA’s exemption of refiners from renewable fuel standard (RFS) obligations. The final rule , released May 31, outlines a series of obstacles to adoption of E15 that seemingly contradict statements to the press by agency air chief Bill...

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