- Summer 2019 Issue -
BIOFUELS, AG INDUSTRY ADVOCATES CELEBRATE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PLAN TO UPHOLD RFS
On Friday, Oct. 4, the biofuels and agricultural industries celebrated a new reform package that will restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), giving a sorely needed economic boost to rural communities across the Midwest and expanding environmental benefits across the U.S.
The competing interests of Big Oil and agriculture are not new. Big Oil has opposed growth of the ethanol industry in the U.S. for decades because it impacts their bottom line. But the stakes for biofuels’ success and increasing the domestic market for corn is growing, when trade and weather have impacted farms and farmers across the Midwest.
The list honors for-profit global companies that are using their core business to help the planet and address pressing social or environmental issues.
At a time when farmers are already facing tough market conditions and challenging decisions on their farms, the Environmental Protection (EPA) just dealt a crippling blow to the ag economy.
POET is being recognized for the company's pioneering work on its JIVE™ asphalt rejuvenation product. JIVE allows asphalt producers to use more recycled asphalt, which makes their product less expensive and is better for the environment.