Reading Ben Visser’s blog, More questions about ethanol, reminded me that December is the month the EPA is supposed to set the ethanol quotas for the next year.
For the first time in several years, the EPA has published the quotas in accordance with the schedule set in the law EISA 2007. The EPA Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017 can be found here at the EPA website.
Suffice it to say, the upbeat tone of the announcement masks the serious problems with mandating ethanol blending into the nation’s auto gasoline supply. [Read more…]