Tag: RFS

RFS reforms heating up in Congress

RFS reforms heating up in Congress

June 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the Senate bill that looks to scratch the Reid Vapor Pressure rule that currently forbids E15 from being sold during summer months will be heard before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on June 14 which some say could be a precursor to wider reforms of the Renewable Fuel Standard, or even […]

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RFS: ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, concludes new RFA report

RFS: ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, concludes new RFA report

June 11, 2017 |

In Washington, a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers. is highlighting tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies. The report highlighted advances in US ethanol production, jobs, corn production, petroleum independence, retaoling of alternatives fuels and emissions. The report […]

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Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee could convene RFS hearing soon

Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee could convene RFS hearing soon

June 5, 2017 |

In Washington, the next policy deep dive on the Renewable Fuel Standard could come in the next couple of weeks, should the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee convene a hearing as is being batted around on Capital Hill. There are still plenty in the anti-RFS movement seeking to have the policy repealed during the […]

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The RFS, now and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the EPA’s renewable fuel program

The RFS, now and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the EPA’s renewable fuel program

June 4, 2017 |

The EPA administers the US Renewable Fuels Standards out of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and management of the Standard has come under increasing scrutiny from critics of renewable fuels, and supporters of advanced biofuels. The EPA”s Paul Argyropoulos gave this illuminating presentation on EPA’s oversight of the RFS, at ABLC 2017 in […]

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EPA can improve its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 ways: BIO

EPA can improve its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 ways: BIO

May 21, 2017 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization called on the US EPA to “improve its implementation of RFS,” and noted six key improvements. issue its annual Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the RFS on time; interpret its general waiver authority as it did before 2013; make process improvements for RFS pathway approvals – not only to […]

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LCFS vs RFS: As two contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, who is the Greatest?

LCFS vs RFS: As two contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, who is the Greatest?

May 10, 2017 |

What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard? There are 4 primary differences. 1. An RFS creates a standard, and any fuel that meets that standard can compete in that market. Once a fuel has met the low-carbon standard, it becomes entirely about fuel price — […]

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New ag secretary assures Iowa ethanol industry Trump supports RFS

New ag secretary assures Iowa ethanol industry Trump supports RFS

May 8, 2017 |

In Iowa, the new US Secretary for Agriculture assured the state’s ethanol industry that the Trump administration has no intention of “messing” with the Renewable Fuel Standard and went further to stay they plan to support the development of new more efficient technologies. Since Trump’s election, his stance on biofuels has been unclear, especially considering […]

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What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

April 12, 2017 |

In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways – now we turn to two other key drivers, market access and carbon pricing. There are two approaches — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives and we’ll be looked at both in this webinar on  “The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard / US […]

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New Coalition Launches To Fight for US Renewable Fuel Standard

New Coalition Launches To Fight for US Renewable Fuel Standard

April 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the Main Street Energy Alliance has launched to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to resist the efforts of a small group of special interests including Valero, Monroe Energy and investor Carl Icahn who are trying to alter the point of obligation requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard in order to serve their own […]

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RIN prices slide as hopes for quick RFS reform fade

RIN prices slide as hopes for quick RFS reform fade

April 6, 2017 |

In Washington, as expectations of a quick resolution to the point of obligation debate or even reform to the Renewable Fuel Standard in general begin to fade, prices for RINs are beginning to rebound. Despite expectations since December that reform could come quickly as a result of the new administration’s various appointments, those opportunities are […]

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