The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) gave testimony last week regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). One of the issues ethanol detractors are using in their attempt to modify or even repeal the RFS is the so-called blend wall.
ABFA Executive Director, Michael McAdams said in response to this issue, “Calling for the full repeal of the RFS over a short term issue impacting less than 1% of all the fuels we use doesn’t make a lot of sense as a public policy issue.”
One area of concern for the advanced fuels industry, noted McAdams is the uncertainty of the annual obligations, or Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO)s for 2013 and 2014. He echoed the wishes of others to have the numbers released as soon as possible. McAdams also called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide an extra year of clarity with the 2015 RVO. This would help rapidly defuse much of the economic pressure the industry is facing.
Listen to Michael McAdams testimony here: Michael McAdams RFS Testimony