Lawmakers to Introduce Extension of Ethanol Tax Incentives

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus (R-IL) have called a press conference today to introduce the Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act (RFRA). The bill would extend the $0.45 Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), commonly called the blenders’ credit, and the secondary tariff on imported ethanol, as well as the Small Producers Tax Credit and the Cellulosic Ethanol Production Tax Credit.

The two lawmakers circulated a letter this week to their colleagues seeking co-sponsors. “Our legislation will provide meaningful long-term extensions of these tax credits, giving the industry the certainty it needs to maintain current production and continue to invest and develop the next generation of biofuels,” they wrote.

Representatives from the ethanol industry, including both the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, will also be participating in the press conference, scheduled for 1:30 pm Eastern time today.

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