Wilhour Applauds Trump Agreement to Assist on Purchase of Biofuels


Published on October 10 2019 2:44 pm
Last Updated on October 10 2019 2:44 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

St. Rep. Blaine Wilhour is applauding the agreement by President Trump that he says promotes biofuels by committing to promote and expand domestic ethanol and biodiesel production. Wilhour said the agreement supports the nation's farmers and provides greater energy security.


Last week, US EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Under the agreement, the EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol by blended into the nation's fuel supply beginning in 2020.

Building on Trump's earlier decision to allow year-round sales of E15, EPA will initiate a rulemaking process to streamline labeling and remove other barriers to the sale of E15.

Wilhour said, "I am pleased to know that the Trump Administration will continue to work to address ethanol and biodiesel trade issues." He said, "As an Illinois farmer, the news of this important agreement...could not have come at a more critical time for our industry and the rural economy as a whole."