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Senators introduce bill to expand E15 sales, ban Russian petroleum products

A bipartisan group of senators led by Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Home Front Energy Independence Act. This legislation would make the sale of E15 year-round permanent; create a tax credit for higher biofuel blends; streamline E15 labeling; provide funding for E15 infrastructure; extend the biodiesel tax credit for three more years; and ban imports of Russian petroleum products. (The bill would put the ban on the importing Russian oil and petroleum products issued under President Biden’s executive order (earlier post) into law.)

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) also cosponsored the legislation.

The Home Front Energy Independence Act combines elements of several of the senators’ previous bills aimed at supporting and incentivizing the use of Iowa’s biofuel, including the Biofuel Infrastructure and Agricultural Product Market Expansion Act of 2021, the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, the Low Carbon Biofuel Credit Act, and the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2021.

It would also put into law full restrictions on U.S. purchases of Russian oil until the president determines Russia recognizes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The current excess ethanol capacity domestically is nearly the same as the amount of Russian gasoline the US had been importing: roughly 83 million barrels versus 87 million barrels.



Never mind that ethanol is a boondoggle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-yDKeya4SU


We can make ethanol from corn stalks or CO2


No mention of reducing consumption by slowing down. #drive55tosavelives
Modern cars, especially EVs and hybrids, are much better than 70s cars at reducing fuel consumption at lower speeds.




Farmers warn Ukraine war will hit UK food prices

Maybe also should be growing wheat instead of corn to essentially burn...


So will be left with our pants down (with Putin‘s war looming) growing corn for corn ethanol when we already know the market for wheat is going to explode and the need for edible food it’s going to go way up promoting E 15 sounds like a stupid idea.

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