EPA official says exceeding 10% ethanol in fuel isn't feasible


Shares of ethanol makers slide as an EPA official tells a congressional panel it’s not feasible for gasoline refiners to use as much ethanol next year as had been mandated, which is why the agency proposed easing the requirement.

Producers of ethanol, biodiesel and advanced biofuels have criticized the EPA’s proposal, saying it undercuts a growing, domestic industry.

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  • Nerdie007
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    EPA official should be fired!
    11 Dec 2013, 10:08 PM Reply Like
  • stocknerd
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    Corn is for food not to made into fuel to subsidies the entitlements the farmers think they are owed. The farm industry gets more tax breaks and money than any special interest group. Farmers, stop getting handouts and favors and survive on your own. If the farm fails that is life.
    11 Dec 2013, 10:09 PM Reply Like
  • Lynn Benson
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    Corn "IS" used for food and fuel. Still too many people not realizing that food is a byproduct of ethanol production. Why not get two uses out of the corn kernel rather than one.

     

    There also seems to be many complaints about subsidies to farmers. I've been told these subsidies have decreased because of ethanol. I've also been told that a large portion of the farm bill is for food stamps and not farmers, and that many don't realize this thinking that farmers are getting all this money.

     

    Lastly, would you like to take your life saving and put it on the table and roll the dice every year? If there were no safety nets, most would not be able to stay in business. The weather is not something you can control. Farming would then be controlled by few and when that happens, then you can truly start complaining about high food prices.
    12 Dec 2013, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • Complexity60
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    Seeking Alpha, please help by explaining their reasoning for also cutting the advanced biofuels requirement?
    Advanced biofuels have nothing to do with the 10% ethanol blend wall.
    11 Dec 2013, 10:09 PM Reply Like
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