USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky had the pleasure of announcing the Senate passage of USMCA to the crowd at the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Thursday in Altoona, Iowa, and also talked about the signing of the phase one trade deal with China. In addition, Censky discussed actions the Trump Administration has taken on behalf of the biofuel industry, including approval of year round E15, working with EPA to guarantee mandated levels of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard, and USDA’s creation of a new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program announced Thursday.2020 IRFA Summit - USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky remarks (17:26)
Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper was keynote speaker for the summit and offered four predictions for the new decade.
1. The battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard will continue and intensify
2. The use of low carbon fuel standards will spread to other states and regions
3. U.S. ethanol exports will resume vigorous growth
4. E15 will become the standard gasoline blend in the United States