Tag: Renewable Fuel Standard

What’s in the Clinton Plan for Rural America and Renewable Fuels?

What’s in the Clinton Plan for Rural America and Renewable Fuels?

August 30, 2015 |

As the nation’s newspapers spend another month wrapped up in Email-Gate and Benghazi-Gate, we look at a proposal that’s won raves from the renewable fuels community. In Washington, the America’s Renewable Future group committed the remarkable act, in this US presidential election cycle, of praising a presidential candidate’s views on renewable fuels. Specifically, the group […]

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Why such a struggle to advance renewable fuels?: The (non-cooperative) games people play

Why such a struggle to advance renewable fuels?: The (non-cooperative) games people play

July 3, 2015 |

Are there reasons that mandates and subsidies have a hard time stabilizing, or driving volumes of advanced biofuels or green chemicals — reasons that are grounded in the Prisoner’s Dilemma and game theory?  Is there another, better way to advance the advanced bioeconomy? Classical economics is grounded in the analysis of choices between “guns or […]

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Advanced Biofuels Association calls for RFS reform in landmark ABLC address

Advanced Biofuels Association calls for RFS reform in landmark ABLC address

March 11, 2015 |

From 2012’s “Don’t Mess with the RFS” to 2015’s “Fix the RFS Mess”. A commercial-scale development impasse over policy uncertainty prompts ABFA president Mike McAdams to call for RFS reform, at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference’s opening session. In Washington, speaking at ABLC 2015, Advanced Biofuels Association president Mike McAdams called for reform of the Renewable […]

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Square Pump, Round Fuel

Square Pump, Round Fuel

February 20, 2014 |

The barrier between the advanced biofuels industry and the sunny lands of success at scale? You can sum it up in four syllables: infrastructure. What’s the path forward? On D-Day 1944, as the 4th division landed at Utah Beach, assistant division commander Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the only US general to go in with the D-Day […]

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Tell them Willie and Ike are Here

Tell them Willie and Ike are Here

January 13, 2012 |

“A Fine for Not Using a Biofuel That Doesn’t Exist‎,” shouts the New York Times. But what are the facts, the risks? Who’s betting that construction of 2012’s cellulosic biofuels capacity won’t be completed, and why? The best-selling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry, comes in eight different configurations, with two transmission options, […]

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The Hidden Hook in the Renewable Fuel Standard

The Hidden Hook in the Renewable Fuel Standard

[ 0 ] August 5, 2010 |

For some time, cellulosic ethanol producers have been aghast that the cellulosic ethanol mandates within the Renewable Fuel Standard are being annually waived down to insignificance by the EPA. “What’s the point of a cellulosic ethanol mandate if obligated parties can escape their obligation by simply doing nothing to organize capacity?” goes the thinking. “Especially […]

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