Chemoil Settles RIN Dispute

Joanna Schroeder

The largest mis-use of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) since the inception of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been settled this week. The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have ordered Chemoil Corporation to retire 65 million fuel credits to resolve violations. When factoring in the current market value of the credits, combined with an additional 7.7 million …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, EPA, RFS, RINS

BIO Releases RIN White Paper

Joanna Schroeder

A new white paper finds evidence to challenge the assumption that the ethanol blend wall caused the 2013 spike in Renewable Identification Number (RIN) spot market prices. “The Myth of High RIN Prices as Proof of the Blend Wall,” was released by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and analyses EPA data on compliance of the Renewable Fuel Standard between 2010-2013. …

BIO, Ethanol, RFS, RINS

EPA Approves Edeniq Cellulosic Pathway

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it has approved Pacific Ethanol’s registration of its Stockton, California plant to generate D3 cellulosic Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. The company’s kernel fiber to cellulosic ethanol technology was recently featured during a panel discussion at the 29th annual ACE Ethanol Conference. “This approval is a landmark for …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, RINS

EcoEngineers’ Ramm Talks Technology Innovation

Joanna Schroeder

There were many interesting panel discussions during the recent Ethanol Conference hosted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). One breakout session entitled, “Technology Innovation: Kernel Fiber Leads the Way to Cellulosic Biofuel,” featured the emergence of cellulosic ethanol being produced from the corn kernel fiber. Two companies leading they way in this are Quad County Corn Processors and Edeniq. …

ACE Ethanol Conference, advance biofuels, Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RINS

Direct #Ethanol Sales is #ACE2016 Unsung Hero Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Unsung Hero award winner Rick Schwarck of Absolute Energy in St. Ansgar, Iowa is a pioneer in the direct biorefinery to retail station sales of ethanol. Schwarck says selling ethanol direct to retail stations is a way of passing along the best prices possible to the retail station and ultimately the consumer. “Each gallon of …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers, RINS

Jennings #ACE2016: Passion for Promoting Ethanol Contagious

Joanna Schroeder

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Executive Vice President Brian Jennings began his opening remarks to a standing room only crowd at this year’s 29th annual Ethanol Conference. The excitement was high. Why? Because as Jennings put so succinctly, his passion for promoting ethanol is contagious. And indeed it is. Jennings stressed that when everyone works together, the industry is stronger, …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, RFS, RINS

EPA, CFTC to Share RFS& RIN Data, Analysis

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that allows the agencies to share data and analysis on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As part of the deal, the agencies will cooperate and coordinate on topics relevant to the RFS and the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS). …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, RFA, RFS, RINS

RINs’ Rise Shows Ethanol-Biodiesel Relationship

John Davis

Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) prices jumped sharply after tge Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final numbers for the amount of biodiesel and ethanol to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply. This analysis from University of Illinois’ Scott Irwin and Darrel Good says not only were the EPA numbers a shock and reflected in the RINs’ prices, but it …

Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, RINS

Explaining Dropping Biodiesel RIN Prices

John Davis

The price for D4 biodiesel renewable identification numbers (RINs) has dropped by more than 50 cents since the middle of June, leaving many scratching their heads and asking, “Why?” Analysts from the University of Illinois have an explanation. The first factor contributing to the decline in D4 biodiesel RINs prices is the price of soybean oil, which is the main …

Biodiesel, RINS