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Blogging For Biofuels

The latest coronavirus relief package introduced in the US House of Representatives includes the Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program which provides financial relief for the ethanol industry.

Aid Is Needed Now

  • Friday, 08 May 2020 11:01

The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling the ethanol industry and help is needed now, not later. 

A bipartisan group of 24 senators, led by Sen. Tina Smith, have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reject requests from five state governors to have the RFS waived. 

E15 sales in Minnesota fell below the 6-million gallon mark in March as traffic in the state came to a halt following a peacetime emergency declaration in the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Governors from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota are urging the US Department of Agriculture to provide some relief to the ethanol industry.

E15 sales in Minnesota in February totaled 6.58 million gallons, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued guidlines to ethanol producers earlier this week on conditions to immediately produce and ship 190 proof or 200 proof ethanol for hand sanitizer or surface sanitizer.

6.8 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In January

  • Thursday, 12 March 2020 12:05

Sales of E15 in Minnesota in January of this year totaled 6.82 million gallons, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.