Biofuels: Have Small Refinery Exemptions Destroyed E85 Demand?

🕔Jan 17, 2019There continues to be considerable interest in whether small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS have “destroyed” demand for ethanol in the physical market. It seems obvious that this would […]

Biofuels to House: Octane Idea a Dud – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018In a hearing before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday, biofuel interests stood their ground and told lawmakers a proposal to replace the Renewable Fuel Standard with a […]

Biofuels: Election Makes RFS Reform Unlikely – DTN

🕔Nov 20, 2018Any talk of Congressional reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard may have gone up in smoke following the recent election, as a spokesperson for the American Petroleum Institute told reporters […]

Ethanol: EPA Updates RFS Website to Improve Transparency

🕔Sep 24, 2018EPA has updated the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program website to increase transparency surrounding the program. The updated website includes new data and information for both stakeholders and the public. […]

Biofuel: Facing Challenges – Midwest, California, Mississippi – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2018Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel standards that could take the country’s […]

Ethanol Demand Destruction and Small Refinery Exemptions

🕔Sep 14, 2018Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 it […]

Ag, Ethanol Groups to Trump – We Need Relief Now, Not Later – DTN

🕔Sep 14, 2018Leaders of several agriculture and ethanol groups on Wednesday appealed to President Donald Trump to immediately approve year-round sales of E15 and to reallocate Renewable Fuel Standard small-refinery waivers to […]

U.S. Legislation Fails Farmers by Ignoring Low Price-Elasticity – Commentary

🕔Aug 23, 2018The most important piece of legislation affecting the prosperity of the US agricultural sector has not been the 3 farm bills (2002, 2008, and 2014) passed by Congress in the […]

Biofuel: Sorghum Gets Heads Up from EPA – Ethanol Extraction

🕔Jul 25, 2018EPA has approved sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA’s announcement marks a significant step toward leveling the playing field for ethanol plants extracting […]

Biodiesel: RFS Waivers – Huge Losses for Farmers – DTN

🕔Jul 20, 2018EPA had not planned to address small-refinery waivers in a public hearing on Wednesday, but farmers and biofuels groups had other ideas as they unloaded on the agency. EPA is […]

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