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What does repeal of European duty mean for American ethanol?

Cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. Photo courtesy of DuPont.

The European Union recently removed anti-dumping duties on ethanol coming from the United States. What will this mean for the ethanol market in Iowa and across the country?

Audio: Full Interview with IRFA’s Monte Shaw

In 2011, the European biofuels industry accused the United States of dumping ethanol into their markets. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw gives us a recap.

However, when there was an attempt to extend the duties, Shaw says the evidence wasn’t there.

While getting this repeal won’t solve all the problems in the ethanol market, Shaw says it is at least a step in the right direction.

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