For Conventional Ethanol, It’s Time to Take off the Training Wheels

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EPA Mandates More Ethanol in Fuel, Unlikely Partners Raise Concerns

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2019, and it’s clear the agency is pushing us in the wrong direction.

Stop the E15 distractions. Fix The RFS

Twenty senators wrote to President Trump last week cautioning against an EPA plan to change Clean Air Act rules and pump more ethanol into the fuel market. Expanding the sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) year-round, is misguided, one-sided and a completely inadequate “fix” to the serious, recurring problems with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

For Conventional Ethanol, It’s Time to Take off the Training Wheels

The ethanol industry has matured enough to ride alongside the big kids in fuel production. It’s time to remove the training wheels. Corn ethanol doesn’t need a mandate to remain competitive.

Increased Imports and Consumer Costs. Must be the Biodiesel Mandate.

For the last 13 years, the RFS has been a lose-lose policy for American energy independence and consumer choice. The EPA is keeping the RFS on track for continued failure — despite mandating unattainable biofuel blending requirements year after year, the EPA has yet again proposed an increase in volume targets for 2019.

RVP Waivers: Bad for Consumers/Bad for our Country

By now, you know about the failures of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Ethanol mandates were supposed to make the United States more energy independent, help our environment and bring an economic boom for farmers. Instead, they’ve done the exact opposite.

Worst Mandates in U.S. History

As the saying goes, “those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” so here’s a refresher on some of the worst (and weirdest) mandates in U.S. history.

EPA Releases 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations

The EPA just released its proposal for the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a huge misstep, the agency has announced an increase in some of the mandates biggest flaws, the cellulosic and advanced biofuel requirements for 2019, and an increased target for 2020 biodiesel levels.

Lifestyles of RINs and Fraudsters
Ethanol Capital Not Sold on Flex Fuels
Guest Post: Is Your Engine Ready for Spring?

The first day of spring is finally here. After a long, cold winter, at least a few of us are starting to see warmer temperatures, which means it’s time to head to the garage or backyard shed to break out our lawn mowers and hedge trimmers. But before we get to work in the yard and start tackling our landscaping to-do lists, it’s important to ensure that all of our equipment is safe and ready to use. Fuel is a big part of this.

Farmers Pay the Price for Fuel Mandate Failures
Five Things You Need to Know About RINs

When the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was enacted in 2005 and later expanded in 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needed a way to ensure that refiners were blending the mandated amount of ethanol into America's gasoline supply - so they made one up.