Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

RFS and SRE: A Simple Proposal to Clear the Logjam Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the U.S. has been controversial from the start. The latest controversy revolves around a seemingly obscure provision of the RFS that allows […]

Ethanol’s Lost Demand – No Change in RFS Waiver Policy – DTN Mar 15, 2019

🕔Mar 15, 2019
The EPA granted five additional 2017 small-refinery exemptions (SREs) to the Renewable Fuel Standard on Thursday, raising the agency total for that year to 34, according to an update posted […]

Biofuel: EPA Releases E15 Rule; The Clock is Ticking – DTN Mar 13, 2019

🕔Mar 13, 2019
The EPA on Tuesday released a much-anticipated rule to allow year-round E15 sales and to reform the biofuels credits market, with plans to finalize the rule by the start of […]

Biofuel: E15 Rule Sent to White House – DTN Mar 7, 2019

🕔Mar 7, 2019
The EPA has sent a rule proposing allowance of year-round E15 sales, as well as reforms to the biofuel credits market, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. […]

RIN: 2018 Year End Update Feb 28, 2019

🕔Feb 28, 2019
Today’s article provides the annual summary update on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in 2018 based on available data from EPA’s EMTS. Previous quarterly updates covered RIN generation through the […]

Ethanol: Prices for E85 Relative to E10 – What’s the Difference? Feb 1, 2019

🕔Feb 1, 2019
A series of farmdoc daily articles have examined ethanol use in light small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the RFS.  The SREs are the main reason that D6 ethanol RINs prices crashed in […]

Biofuels: Have Small Refinery Exemptions Destroyed E85 Demand? Jan 17, 2019

🕔Jan 17, 2019
There 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 […]

EPA Changes Coming – E15 Ethanol Rule, WOTUS, Air Emissions – DTN Oct 18, 2018

🕔Oct 18, 2018
Agriculture interests waiting to hear what’s next from EPA on the regulatory front — including a possible rule to allow year-round E15 — need wait no longer.  On Wednesday, the […]

Biofuels: Trump Opens Door to Increased Ethanol Use Oct 10, 2018

🕔Oct 10, 2018
On Tuesday, Bloomberg writers Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker reported that, “President Donald Trump is moving to clamp down on a scandal-plagued $2.25 billion market in biofuel compliance credits, embracing reforms that could block […]

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