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American Petroleum Institute Backs Year-Round E15

The American Petroleum Institute (AP), the association of oil drilling, refining, and natural gas producing companies, joined this week in signing a letter to Congress backing a move to grant year-round use of E15. Other signatories to the letter included the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA), Growth Energy, National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) among other producer groups. That is a major development and has segments of the industry from upstream production to downstream marketing aligned.  The Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1990 set the standards for ethanol blending with regard to its volatility in evaporating measured  by a metric...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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