Cellulosic Biofuels

Imports of millions of gallons of biofuels

In December 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Among many other provisions, it increased the mandated volumes of renewable fuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

/ February 6, 2015

American Greed: Lord of the RINs

On Thursday at 10pm, CNBC’s American Greed recounted the story of Maryland RIN fraudster Rodney Hailey—and how he exploited EPA’s broken RFS system by making a fortune out of selling millions of fake RINs between March 2009 and December 2010.

/ January 27, 2015

Cellulosic RFS Waiver History

In December 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Among many other provisions, it increased the mandated volumes of renewable fuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, Congress and EPA have both seriously overestimated these RFS...

/ January 6, 2015

EPA’s RFS evasion

At the House Oversight Committee’s hearing today on the RFS rule-making delays, the line from EPA was clear: we will issue the rules, just don’t ask us when. 

/ December 10, 2014