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Trump’s EPA to Detail Biofuel Boost After Corn-State Criticism

  • Move would aid corn-based ethanol, soy-based biodiesel
  • Package will not include concessions sought by oil refiners
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The Trump administration on Friday will announce plans to aid corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, capping weeks of deliberations over how to temper a wave of criticism from biofuel advocates in the U.S. Midwest.

The Environmental Protection Agency is slated to announce at 10 a.m. Friday several changes to propel those renewable fuels, including a commitment to bolster annual biofuel-blending quotas to compensate for waivers exempting some small refineries from the mandates. The shift, which still must be formally proposed and codified, would effectively force bigger, non-exempted refineries to take up the slack.