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REYNOLDS WANTS AN IOWA ETHANOL MANDATE

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GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS IT’S TIME FOR AN ETHANOL MANDATE IN IOWA, TO BOOST AN INDUSTRY BATTERED BY THE E-P-A’S RESISTANCE TO THE FEDERAL ETHANOL PRODUCTION MANDATE.

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BILLS INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE WOULD REQUIRE IOWA GAS PUMPS TO OFFER AT LEAST A 10 PERCENT ETHANOL BLEND BY 2024.

THERE’S ALSO A REQUIREMENT THAT ALL DIESEL FUEL SOLD IN THE STATE INCLUDE A PERCENTAGE OF SOYBEAN-BASED BIODIESEL.

THE PLAN HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE BIOFUELS INDUSTRY AND FARM GROUPS. IOWA FARM BUREAU LOBBYIST MATT STEINFELDT TESTIFIED DURING AN ONLINE HEARING.

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GAS STATIONS, TRUCK STOPS AND CONVENIENCE STORES OPPOSE THE BILL.

MATT MCKINNEY, A LOBBYIST FOR KUM N GO, SAYS EXPENSES FOR RETAILERS TO COMPLY WITH THE MANDATE WILL BE PASSED ALONG TO MOTORISTS.

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COMPANIES THAT OPERATE THE PIPELINES AND TERMINALS OPPOSE THE BILL, TOO, AND WARN FACILITIES HAVE TO SPEND MILLIONS TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE HIGHER BLENDS OF BIODIESEL.

NICK BOWDISH, C-E-O OF ELITE OCTANE — AN ETHANOL PLANT IN ATLANTIC, SAYS MANY PETROLEUM MARKETERS PREVENT RETAILERS FROM SELLING ETHANOL AND BIODIESEL.

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THE BILL HAS CLEARED INITIAL REVIEW IN HOUSE AND SENATE SUBCOMMITTEES.

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