Ethanol

Opposition to unilateral move to lift E15 restrictions is strong — and with good reason

Twenty senators delivered a letter to President Trump yesterday firmly stating their opposition to rumored regulatory action to expand the sale of E15 fuel. In an effort to address concerns related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

/ October 5, 2018

There’s no case for a conventional ethanol mandate

There is a fundamental flaw in the system designed to ensure compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): The assumption that refiners would not blend ethanol into their fuel were it not for the policy and its threat of crippling...

/ September 10, 2018

The true legacy of biodiesel mandates: higher costs and higher imports

Much of the focus within the Renewable Fuel Standard is on corn ethanol and the 15-billion-gallon conventional biofuel mandate. But less critically examined in this policy administered by the Environmental Protection Agency is the mandate for advanced biofuels, including biodiesel...

/ August 17, 2018

Fact check: The RFS is a “mandate” and it’s due for change

The biofuel lobby has made a number of claims to muddy the waters around the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and halt progress on better aligning vehicle and transportation fuel policies. With 2022 on the horizon, after which the EPA will...

/ July 23, 2018