As the ethanol market begins to improve, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said it will be a long road to recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s going to be very patchwork as every community is going to be opening at different rates. Just know, fuel demand will track in parallel with that national experience,” said Skor. “We have to get through the crisis, get our footing back and gain some momentum. We also have three categories of conversation ahead: industry stabilization, fulfilling (regulatory) promises and demand drivers.” The ethanol industry continues to watch how the EPA handles small refinery exemptions. “The EPA is delaying applying a court decision to effectively shutdown waivers until after the November elections,” said Jon Doggett, CEO, National Corn Growers Association. “This is scaring us to death. Additional waivers will continue to hurt corn farmers and rural communities at a time when they really need to see the markets and economy turnaround.” Skor, Doggett and others were part of a Congressional Biofuels Caucus virtual town hall.
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