Biofuels pressure rising on volumes

Source: By Politico • Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2021

News of the Biden administration’s impending proposal on biofuel blending requirements for compliance years 2020-2022 is already animating ethanol backers on Capitol Hill. Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth told ME on Thursday the rumored levels are “far too low,” especially given that the 15 billion gallons sought by ethanol backers are already a minimum. “We’re going to have some conversations,” Duckworth added, particularly with White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy. Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst called the rumored drop “absolutely ridiculous” and opposed the decision to retroactively revisit the 2020 standard. “This is the administration that came through Iowa touting their support for renewable fuels, and it was just an all-out lie,” Ernst said. “Shame on President Biden.”