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Ethanol producers hope Biden will suspend summer E15 sales ban in Iowa visit


Des Moines Register: President Joe Biden is expected to announce in a Tuesday visit to Central Iowa that his administration will suspend a ban on summer sales of gasoline blended with 15% ethanol. The White House said Biden will speak at a Poet ethanol plant in Menlo, a town of fewer than 400 people 50 miles west of Des Moines. Iowa is the nation’s producer of renewable fuel and the corn used to make it. Iowa and other corn belt elected officials, both Republicans and Democrats, as well as farm groups and biofuel producers, have pressed Biden to use his emergency powers to allow summer use of the blend, called E15, to help lower consumer prices at the pump. 

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