RFS

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

Correcting the record on false claims of “demand destruction”

As biofuel producers know very well, ethanol is a highly valued octane booster that can depend on market demand, not mandated consumption, for its competitive edge. Government data and independent analyses underscore this fact, confirming that small refinery compliance exemptions...

/ September 27, 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
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