Growth Energy member Eamonn Byrne of Lakeview Energy recently participated in our May Capitol Hill fly-in, where he met one-on-one with lawmakers and their staff to share the challenges the biofuels industry is facing. In an interview with Brownfield Ag News, Byrne shared that EPA’s radical expansion of small refinery exemptions was the main topic of conversation during the fly-in:
“The most ironic part is some of the largest multi-billion-dollar companies in the US were recipients of those waivers which in my eyes and I think in the eyes of the agricultural community is completely unjust.”
Byrne says he is also anxious to see year-round E-15 be finalized.
“That could create up to seven billion gallons of new ethanol demand and two billion bushels of corn for the American farmer which is over a 50% jump from E-10.”
#E15 hits a milestone, but @EmilySkor @GrowthEnergy says @EPA must provide #biofuels “regulatory clarity and certainty to get the industry on the road to recovery” https://t.co/uwXEKZyAgp
U.S. biofuel producers recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of year-round E15. @AnnaHasDirt talks with Emily Skor w/ @GrowthEnergy https://t.co/ndlTEi9lFs #IowaAg https://t.co/8TfHz1ralt
It was great meeting with @GrowthEnergy on Wednesday to talk biofuels & trade. The COVID-19 pandemic has only deepened the challenges facing our ag & energy industries, and it was great to discuss solutions. I’m committed to getting real help for our farmers and producers. #IA01