Cellulosic Biofuels

AFPM President Chet Thompson’s oral testimony on RFS implementation

Good morning Chairman Whitfield, Ranking Member Rush, and members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today.

/ June 22, 2016

RFS Waivers for Total Renewable Fuels and Advanced Biofuels

EPA has waived cellulosic biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program (see January 2015 blog – “Cellulosic RFS Waiver History,” and December 2015 blog – “Update: RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waivers“). However, EPA recently promulgated RFS rules for 2014-2016 (see 80...

/ January 15, 2016

Update: RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waivers

I presented an overview of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) cellulosic biofuel waivers in a January 2015 blog. Recently, EPA promulgated RFS rules for 2014-2016 (80 FR 77420; 12/14/15) and they included cellulosic biofuel waivers for 2014 – 2016. So it...

/ December 14, 2015

The Ethanol Lobby: Clutching At Straws

As ever with the RFS, EPA released a rule that confused many and pleased nobody. But the arguments put forward against it by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) – the ethanol lobby’s top cheerleader – are particularly muddled and misleading.

/ December 1, 2015