RFS

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
Bio Fuel

U.S. Refiners Flag Critical Flaws in EPA’s Proposal for Biofuel Volumes

Since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has had the difficult responsibility of implementing a broken and unworkable biofuel blending program. Recently, EPA proposed renewable fuel volume standards for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volumes for...

/ August 31, 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

FACT CHECK: RFS WAIVERS DON’T CAUSE ETHANOL DEMAND DESTRUCTION, OFFICIAL DATA SHOW

The corn lobby has falsely claimed recently that waivers granted by the EPA to small refiners—relieving them from the onerous costs of complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—have destroyed demand for ethanol. Nothing could be further from the truth....

/ June 27, 2018