Renewable Fuel Standard

Poor RFS implementation shows why it needs to be repealed

Although AFPM President Chet Thompson’s Congressional testimony on the flawed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) runs to 24 pages, the message contained within is very simple: the proposed 2017 RFS rule exemplifies everything that’s wrong with the program, and it needs...

/ June 22, 2016

Chicken Little, Er The Biofuel Industry Had A Pretty Good Year: Part II

Just over a year ago, the Primer highlighted how EPA finally recognized vehicle and fueling infrastructure compatibility constraints in using its legal authority to propose reducing the annual requirement for the nation’s biofuel mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard...

/ April 5, 2016

Ethanol Tip: When Filling Up On Fuel, Always Read The Label

How effective are warning labels? Research over the years has generally shown these labels to be broadly ineffective – and it appears this is also true for consumers at the pump, according to a recent survey from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute...

/ March 31, 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