EPA's proposed GHG rules could be costly for ethanol plants

Iowa's ethanol plants face new regulatory requirements and additional fees because of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to classify as a greenhouse gas the carbon dioxide that is emitted by corn fermentation and biomass burning. The proposed rules would likely result in ethanol plants having to pay additional fees of about $5,600 to $11,200 per year, said Marnie Stein of the state's Department of Natural Resources' Air Quality Bureau.

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