President Trump wants up to a 15 percent ethanol blend to be sold year-round, but it will take at least one year to implement. “If we rush things along and don’t get sued, hopefully, we’ll be able to sell E15 in the summer of 2019,” said National Corn Growers Association Executive Vice President Jon Doggett. “It very well could be the summer of 2020. I think we could get sued. EPA gets sued on almost anything and we could be the people who sue if it doesn’t go completely our way. We’ll see.” Doggett says the ethanol industry is concerned about the small refiner waivers being extended across the industry and ethanol demand is being hurt. “Some of those refiners aren’t small refiners. Exxon and Shell are getting some of those waivers. That’s a problem.”
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