Biodiesel

The true legacy of biodiesel mandates: higher costs and higher imports

Much of the focus within the Renewable Fuel Standard is on corn ethanol and the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel mandate. But less critically examined in this policy administered by the Environmental Protection Agency is the mandate for advanced biofuels, including biodiesel...

/ August 17, 2018

You can’t win “playing the RIN” game

A headline in the latest edition of Convenience Store News asks, “Can You Make Money on Renewable Fuels?” Based on public comments filed with the Environmental Protection Agency by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the answer is apparently...

/ October 25, 2016

The RINsanity continues

In less than a week, two new cases of RIN fraud came to light – one of which resulted in the largest fine in the history of EPA’s fuel programs. While the instances of RIN fraud continue, EPA refuses to...

/ October 7, 2016

Senators’ RFS appeal doesn’t match market reality

A letter from a bipartisan group of 39 senators was sent to EPA on Friday, urging the agency to increase the 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) to the lofty levels set out by Congress back in 2007. It’s an idea...

/ June 29, 2016