Grassley signals concern over upcoming biofuel blending requirements

Source: By Kelsey Tamborrino, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Biden administration will unveil its proposed biofuel blending mandates on Friday, according to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who said farmers will not forget if the president breaks his biofuel campaign promises. Grassley told reporters on Tuesday morning that EPA will release Friday afternoon its proposed renewable volume obligations that set blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The proposed RVOs have been closely watched by both refiners and farmers, with biofuel advocates pointing to President Joe Biden’s comments on the campaign trail to support farmers. “If we get a bad RVO out of EPA, the farmers aren’t going to forget it and they are going to blame Biden and [from] the rumors we are hearing, they could even be worse than what we had under Trump,” Grassley told reporters.