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Ethanol Industry Eyes EPA's Wheeler

Industry wants assurances for E15, small-refinery exemptions

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Andrew Wheeler, EPA's acting administrator, wasn't at the Iowa Renewable Fuels on Tuesday, but he was the focus of the industry's outlook on multiple fronts, reports The Progessive Farmer.

Suffering from low margins and idle plants, the fate of the Iowa ethanol industry right now hinges on EPA getting year-round E15 done by this summer's driving season and capturing export markets in countries such as China.

Robert White, vice president of Industry Relations for the Renewable Fuels Association, said the jury is out on whether EPA can get the E15 rule out on time.

Read the full report here.

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