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Bio-diesel Industry To Ramp-Up Pressure On Obama Administration

Bio-diesel Industry To Ramp-Up Pressure On Obama Administration

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Spencer, IA: (Jan. 23, 2014) – The biodiesel industry is unhappy with the EPA’s proposal to cut back the biodiesel mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard and is planning to remind President Barak Obama that, as a senator, he co-sponsored the bill that created the standard that allowed the industry to grow.

Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe said, “It is mission critical that we remind President Obama and his administration of his history with this law. Senator Obama’s policy vision is now President Obama’s law to implement.”

EPA, in its proposal, left the biodiesel target for 2014 and 2015 at 1.28 billion gallons, the same level as 2013. But, the industry produced 1.7 billion gallons in 2013 and could produce 2.0 billion gallons, according to Jobe.

He says the industry looks at the EPA proposal as a 50% cut, given the potential for production in the industry.

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