December 11, 2017

Trade Talk 2017: Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuel Standard

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the U.S. EPA’s final rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs), along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel.

The OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is released to the public.

Growth Energy recently applauded Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and 16 of their House colleagues for calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the blending targets for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel in the final 2018 RVOs.

During Trade Talk at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City, we visited with Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor about RVOs and the upcoming deadline for their anticipated release at the end of November.

Growth Energy is the leading biofuel trade association in the country. We represent producers and supporters of ethanol who are working to bring consumers better choices at the fuel pump, grow America’s economy, and improve the environment for future generations.

Our growing membership base now represents nearly half of all American ethanol plants along with many of the largest and most prominent fuel retailers in the country and the industry’s top associate members whose businesses support the ethanol industry.

 

About Rusty Halvorson

With radio roots stretching for decades, Rusty’s communication skills, love of agriculture, and dedication to the job are the reasons why he's the voice of The American Ag Network.