Cellulosic Biofuels

Redundant RFS Rhetoric

It’s vacation time in the USA and one thing that I’d like to get away from is the overheated, apocalyptic rhetoric coming from the renewable fuels industry and its defenders. The Huffington Post  recently said that EPA’s recognition of the...

/ July 1, 2015

The absurdity of electric cars and biofuels

Although they are very different industries, electric cars and biofuels face a similar problem: their products receive a significant boost from government policy, but they still have to entice consumers to purchase government-endorsed products that are more expensive and, at...

/ May 7, 2015

EPA Moved the Goalposts in 2014 to Promote Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel has been neglible. In January 2013, the RFS regulatory value for 2012 was vacated by a court. In November 2013, EPA proposed to set the RFS regulatory value for 2011 from 6.0 million ethanol-equivalent gallons to zero and...

/ April 20, 2015

RIN Tutorial

As corn-based RIN prices have reportedly risen as a result of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) announcement on April 10, now might be a good time to ask: what exactly is a RIN? It’s a simple question with a complex answer,...

/ April 15, 2015