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E15 Legislation Proposed

As we previously reported (6 July), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit struck down the Trump Administration EPA’s decision to provide a waiver for year-round E15 sales, and we noted that “biofuels groups have said that “every legal, regulatory and legislative option&...

biofuel feed-grains

Courts Deal Biofuels Another Blow – This Time on E15

The Courts have handed another blow to biofuel producers. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit struck down the Trump Administration's EPA decision to provide a waiver for year-round E15 sales. This comes on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling on the extension of SRE waivers...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Ends Mixed; DC Court Rules Against E15; Wheat Decouples from Corn

Note: The CBOT/CME markets are closed Monday, 5 July 2021 for the U.S. Independence Day holiday.  CBOT trade was expectedly quiet heading into the long U.S. holiday weekend and ended mixed for the day. Corn settled lower with profit taking and more renewable fuels policy drama while soybea...

biofuel wheat livestock

Ag Review - June 2021

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This month we examine the commodities boom, policies impacting the Renewable Fuel Standards, the Biden Administration's transatlantic agreements, the flour and egg markets as well as markets in...

biofuel

Supreme Court and SREs: Next Steps

As Gary Blumenthal reported on Friday, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, overruled the 10th District Federal Court of Appeals decision on the EPA’s granting of small refinery exemptions (SREs) to meet the renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes.  Recall that in January 2020, the 10...

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Waiting on the RVOs, EIA Forecast on Ethanol Blending

The market is still awaiting the proposed required volume obligations (RVO) under the RFS. Rumors hit the market last week that the proposal was forthcoming. As of today, however, OMB does not have the proposal listed on its dashboard of regulations under review.   The Administration...

biofuel

RFS To Do List: Reduced RVO Coming?

On Friday we reported on the lobbying effort by merchant refiners – and more specifically their labor unions – to get a waiver from the RFS. But Friday was also the day that the Administration released its regulatory agenda, which included the following regarding the RFS and biofuel...

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RINs and Repeat of RFS Waivers

When it comes to biofuels policy and the White House, it is the same song but in a different key. The Biden White House is caught between two political base constituencies, environmentalists and labor. The groups are different than they were for the Trump Administration - agriculture and petrol...

biofuel livestock

Ag Review - May 2021

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This month we examine issues surrounding market demand for ethanol, pork, and poultry, as well as future issues impacting the agriculture sector and the politics surrounding them. You’ll a...

biofuel energy

2021 and 2022 RVOs Could be Kept at 2020 Levels

The EPA is floating a trial balloon of maintaining the 2020 RVOs for 2021 and 2022. In April, a group of Senators urged EPA to add 500 million gallons to the ethanol RVO to amend for the 2016 court case that ruled the EPA improperly waived that amount, and to “increase biodiesel, advanced...

feed-grains biofuel energy

Ethanol Price Impact

The June ethanol futures contract hit a record high last week at $2.29/gallon but that may not have a lasting effect on exports. The market has been in recovery mode as transportation fuel demand recovers from COVID restrictions that had sent ethanol values last year to a 10-year record low of...

feed-grains biofuel energy

Ethanol Ripple Effects

Brazilian ethanol prices have been rising, which has usually been good for U.S. ethanol exports. Bloomberg reports that increased demand for transportation fuel may force more Brazilian sugar into ethanol production rather than food. The sugar market is very tight on reduced output. U.S. ethano...

biofuel

E15 Legislation Proposed

As we previously reported (6 July), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit struck down the Trump Administration EPA’s decision to provide a waiver for year-round E15 sales, and we noted that “biofuels groups have said that “every legal, regulatory and legislative option&...

biofuel feed-grains

Courts Deal Biofuels Another Blow – This Time on E15

The Courts have handed another blow to biofuel producers. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit struck down the Trump Administration's EPA decision to provide a waiver for year-round E15 sales. This comes on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling on the extension of SRE waivers...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Ends Mixed; DC Court Rules Against E15; Wheat Decouples from Corn

Note: The CBOT/CME markets are closed Monday, 5 July 2021 for the U.S. Independence Day holiday.  CBOT trade was expectedly quiet heading into the long U.S. holiday weekend and ended mixed for the day. Corn settled lower with profit taking and more renewable fuels policy drama while soybea...

biofuel wheat livestock

Ag Review - June 2021

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This month we examine the commodities boom, policies impacting the Renewable Fuel Standards, the Biden Administration's transatlantic agreements, the flour and egg markets as well as markets in...

biofuel

Supreme Court and SREs: Next Steps

As Gary Blumenthal reported on Friday, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, overruled the 10th District Federal Court of Appeals decision on the EPA’s granting of small refinery exemptions (SREs) to meet the renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes.  Recall that in January 2020, the 10...

biofuel

Waiting on the RVOs, EIA Forecast on Ethanol Blending

The market is still awaiting the proposed required volume obligations (RVO) under the RFS. Rumors hit the market last week that the proposal was forthcoming. As of today, however, OMB does not have the proposal listed on its dashboard of regulations under review.   The Administration...

biofuel

RFS To Do List: Reduced RVO Coming?

On Friday we reported on the lobbying effort by merchant refiners – and more specifically their labor unions – to get a waiver from the RFS. But Friday was also the day that the Administration released its regulatory agenda, which included the following regarding the RFS and biofuel...

biofuel

RINs and Repeat of RFS Waivers

When it comes to biofuels policy and the White House, it is the same song but in a different key. The Biden White House is caught between two political base constituencies, environmentalists and labor. The groups are different than they were for the Trump Administration - agriculture and petrol...

biofuel livestock

Ag Review - May 2021

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This month we examine issues surrounding market demand for ethanol, pork, and poultry, as well as future issues impacting the agriculture sector and the politics surrounding them. You’ll a...

biofuel energy

2021 and 2022 RVOs Could be Kept at 2020 Levels

The EPA is floating a trial balloon of maintaining the 2020 RVOs for 2021 and 2022. In April, a group of Senators urged EPA to add 500 million gallons to the ethanol RVO to amend for the 2016 court case that ruled the EPA improperly waived that amount, and to “increase biodiesel, advanced...

feed-grains biofuel energy

Ethanol Price Impact

The June ethanol futures contract hit a record high last week at $2.29/gallon but that may not have a lasting effect on exports. The market has been in recovery mode as transportation fuel demand recovers from COVID restrictions that had sent ethanol values last year to a 10-year record low of...

feed-grains biofuel energy

Ethanol Ripple Effects

Brazilian ethanol prices have been rising, which has usually been good for U.S. ethanol exports. Bloomberg reports that increased demand for transportation fuel may force more Brazilian sugar into ethanol production rather than food. The sugar market is very tight on reduced output. U.S. ethano...

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