RFS

5 Things to Know About the RFS Reset

This year, the EPA is poised to “reset” the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which was passed in 2005 and expanded in 2007 to require increasing amounts of biofuels to be incorporated into U.S. gasoline and diesel supplies. Why the reset?...

/ May 7, 2019

A cellulosic biofuel reality check

Congress established the mandate for cellulosic biofuel under the RFS in 2007. The basic idea was that requiring ambitious volumes of cellulosic fuel to be incorporated into the fuel supply would create and simultaneously mature the market for cellulosic ethanol...

/ January 18, 2019

Perspectives: Diverse Stakeholders React to EPA’s Announcement of Bigger Ethanol Mandates for 2019

A diversity of consumer groups, environmental organizations, food producers and engine manufacturers joined AFPM in voicing their opposition to the unsustainable ethanol mandates released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2019. In November, the EPA announced that it will...

/ December 19, 2018

Perspectives: The other side of the President’s one-sided E15 “deal”

During a recent visit to Iowa — smack in the middle of corn country — the President announced a policy change that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive Clear Air Act rules and permit the year-round sale...

/ October 15, 2018