Incentives for ethanol are up in the air

As lawmakers debate the debt ceiling, ethanol groups are concerned about legislation introduced by the House Speaker. Representative Kevin McCarthy’s list of demands includes repealing the biofuel tax credits passed in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Renewable Fuels economist, Scott Richman, tells Brownfield Ag News the credits are vital for developing sustainable aviation fuel, for decarbonization and climate goals, and for extending U.S. fuel supplies.

Nationwide, USDA says 45 percent of U.S. corn is used for ethanol production and that is prompting studies on the economic impact of E15.

The latest research out of Minnesota by ABF Economics shows statewide use of E15 would:

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