U.S. Department of Energy

Corn And Ethanol Producers Upset With Trump Admin

Oct 17, 2019
USDA

South  Dakota corn growers and ethanol producers are frustrated that the Trump administration has rolled back the promise of an ethanol deal that was made earlier this month. The deal would have increased the demand for renewable fuels. 

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal program that requires transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels (ethanol). RFS sets the amount of ethanol that refiners must blend.  

Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy want to know if some types of nuclear waste can be stored deep underground. First they have to find out if it’s possible to drill the right kind of hole. Researchers want conduct the experiment in Spink County.  But not everyone is happy with the idea.