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senate Bill S. 1807

Less Corn in Your Gas Tank: Eliminating an Annual Ethanol Increase

Argument in favor

Would lower food and feed prices while looking ahead to other, better alternative fuel options.

Argument opposed

Could hurt farmers and worry biofuel investors while increasing dependence on foreign oil.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
    IntroducedDecember 12th, 2013

What is Senate Bill S. 1807?

The bill would eliminate the corn ethanol mandate within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires annual increases in the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into the total volume of gasoline refined and consumed in the United States.  The bill would not affect non-corn ethanol biofuels. Currently, 44% of corn grown in the U.S. is used for fuel. 


The bill would impact how much corn is required to be in the national fuel supply (currently capped at 10%). This, in turn, has the possibility of impacting corn futures, food and feed prices, and investment in alternative biofuels.

Cost of Senate Bill S. 1807

A CBO cost is currently unavailable.


Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel, and for other purposes.

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