Down to the Wire on RFS Comments

Joanna Schroeder

It’s down to the wire for the biofuel and agricultural industries to submit comments on the agricultural impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a second in an RFS series being published by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Growth Energy, Fuels America, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) all submitted input today. The consensus among the biofuel industry is …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Ethanol, RFS

IRFA, ACE & Auto Channel RFS/E15 Briefing

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and The Auto Channel are bringing together a panel of experts in the fields of renewable fuels, automotive and vehicle technology and fuel retailing to discuss important issues regarding E15 fuel, the so-called blend wall, and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The briefing will highlight how E15 and the RFS …

Alternative energy, biofuels, E15, RFS

New Partnership for RFS Solutions

Joanna Schroeder

A new partnership has been formed to give the biofuel industry Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) solutions. The National Association of Shell Marketers and RINAlliance have partnered to aid petroleum marketers with renewable fuel blending and EPA compliance matters. “RINAlliance is extremely excited and honored to have the support and endorsement of the National Association of Shell Marketers and we look …

biofuels, RFS

ACE: RFS is Catalyst for Innovation

Joanna Schroeder

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) recently released a second white paper, “Agricultural Sector Impacts,” in an effort to make decisions on the future of the RFS. Comments were due today and in response, Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) notes that the RFS is a catalyst for …

ACE, biofuels, RFS

CME to Offer Biodiesel, Ethanol RIN Futures Contracts

John Davis

Trader CME Group will be offering nine new futures contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) for biodiesel and ethanol, among other renewables. This company news release says they’ll be listed by and subject to the rules and regulations of NYMEX. “With the recent increase in volatility in RINs prices, we’ve seen strong interest from our customers and other market participants …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, RFS, RINS

Iowa Senate Stands Firm on RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today congratulated the Iowa Senate for voting unanimously to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5 (SCR 5) that  urges the United States government to continue its commitment to energy independence and maintain its support of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). SCR 5, in part, states: “The United States government is urged to renew its …


RFS Shown to Work Because It Makes Big Oil Nervous

John Davis

How can we tell the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is working? By how nervous it’s making the big oil companies. That was the message attendees at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference near Washington, D.C. heard. “We are disrupting an existing marketplace,” says Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the Advanced Ethanol Council. “We are not social media. We are not creating …

advance biofuels, AEC, Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Government, News, RFS

RFS Reform Bill Introduced

Joanna Schroeder

This afternoon, Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Peter Welch (D-VT) released the RFS Reform Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. During a press conference to “unveil:” the bill Goodlatte said, “The RFS debate is no longer just a debate about fuel or food. It is also a debate about jobs, small business, and …

biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

Growth Energy Heads to the Hill

Joanna Schroeder

Growth Energy and its members are heading to Capitol Hill today to meet with legislators regarding the benefits of the ethanol industry. In particular, participants will discuss the value of E15, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the issues surrounding Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). This morning, the Growth Energy leadership team, CEO Tom Buis, and Co-Chairmen of the Board General …

Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFS, RINS

IRFA Submits Comments on RIN White Paper

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has submitted a letter responding to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s request for stakeholder comment on the Committee’s white paper regarding the so-called blend wall. IRFA Policy Director Grant Menke stated, “Our stakeholder comments focused on three main points. First, there is no valid E10 blend wall. The blend wall vanished as soon as …

biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, RFS