Cellulosic Biofuels

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

The verdict is in again: RFS still a bad idea

After another Congressional debate on the merits of the RFS, this time in the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, the conclusion reached was the same. However well-intentioned the RFS was – and that is debatable – it has...

/ November 3, 2015