Cellulosic Biofuels

Chicken Little, er, the Biofuel Industry had a Pretty Good Year

In November 2013, EPA recognized the realities of vehicle and infrastructure compatibility limits when it proposed the 2014 requirement for our nation’s broken ethanol mandate (also known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS). The ethanol industry said the sky was...

/ March 4, 2015

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