24. December 2020 Meghan Sapp

Farmer-owned refinery cooperative latest to sue EPA over SRE rejection

In Washington, DTN reports 10 refining companies have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over rejection of their small refinery exemption applications, the latest of which is a farmers cooperative operating in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. CountryMark supplies mostly farmers at its 100 retail stations around the region and is a big supporter of the Renewable Fuel Standard, blending as much ethanol diesel as possible and buying RINs to cover its obligations as a small refiner, but was made more economically viable in 2017 and 2018 when it received SREs.