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What’s Up with RINs Prices?

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  RINs prices have been making headlines in recent months, with prices at times crossing the psychologically important $1 per gallon

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Files Complaint, Announces Settlement to Address Alleged Renewable Fuel Standard Violations by NGL Crude Logistics and Western Dubuque Biodiesel

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced the filing of a complaint against NGL Crude Logistics, LLC and Western Dubuque

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

“The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall”: New Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released the new white paper, “The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall,” analyzing data

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s Time to End the Myth That High RIN Prices Prove Existence of the Blend Wall

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  Data recently released by EPA refutes the widely held assumption that reaching and exceeding the blend wall caused the 2013 rise in

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Will Changing the Point of Obligation Improve the RFS?

by John Campbell (Biodiesel Magazine/Ocean Park Advisors)  The U.S. EPA has set off a debate within the petroleum industry by suggesting that the point of obligation for compliance with the renewable

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Biofuel Proposals Echo Those of Backer Icahn

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to weigh into a debate over a controversial U.S. biofuels program with a proposal that would back the

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s Time To Rethink The Value Of PhD: Distrusting the “Other” Doctors Advice on Engine Fuels

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  … Tobacco advertising that promoted doctor-endorsements appeared in all consumer media as well as leading medical publications like “The New England Journal of Medicine” and

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Refiners Revamp Operations as Renewable Fuel Costs Surge

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  …  The alternative is for merchant refiners to increase their ability to blend ethanol. PBF Energy is the latest refiner to take this

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Refiner Cuts Costs, Offers Buyouts as Ethanol Credits Rise

by Barbara J Powell (Bloomberg)   …  RINS aren’t the real problem for the Philadelphia refinery, Robert Campbell, head of oil products research for London-based Energy Aspects, said in a telephone

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Where’s Butanol, or Other Substitutes for Gasoline besides Ethanol?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is there some fundamental reason that the automotive biofuels people haven’t shifted to butanol or iso-butanol or some other compound that would be more compatible

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Feature: Could a RINs Market Probe Fuel RFS Reforms?

by Brian Scheid and Herman Wang (Platts)  Growing pressure for a federal probe of the opaque market underpinning the Renewable Fuel Standard could bolster efforts to dramatically reform the landmark biofuels

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Another Billionaire Bailout?

by Brooke Coleman (Bloomberg/Advanced Biofuels Business Council)  … (Carl) Icahn’s ask is pretty simple. He wants the EPA to change the rules midstream to relieve his petroleum refining assets of their

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Credit Spike Divides Gas Stations

by James Osborne (FuelFix)  Now gas station owners say they, too, are losing out after the price of RINs –  the credits which refineries must have to prove there is

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s a separate category of RINs for advanced biofuels. These are fuels that have at least a 50% reduction in fossil fuels compared to 2005

August 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

RINferno

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Let me see if we got this right. Donald Trump loves the Renewable Fuel Standard  —   Carl Icahn loves Donald Trump   —   Therefore, Carl Icahn hates

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: Run on the RINs Bank This Year

(Argus Media)  The bank of carryover RINs used to comply with US renewable fuel mandates faces a draw of nearly 500mn RINs this year to meet a stiff blend requirement

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

As Price of Biofuel Credits Spike, Refiners Suspect Market Manipulation

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  Earlier this year Jack Lipinski, chief executive of the Sugar Land refiner CVR Energy, flew to Washington to plead his case to the U.S. Environmental

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA, CFTC Asked to Investigate Alleged Manipulation in Biofuels Market

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  The Renewable Fuels Association today asked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and EPA to investigate whether anyone is manipulating the market for a key biofuels

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Valero Says RFS Compliance Costs Are Soaring; Renewable Industry Snaps Back “Poor Capacity Planning”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Reuters is reporting that “Valero Energy expects to get hit with a half-billion-dollar bill in the second half of the year” and the

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Executive Briefing Available from ADI Analytics

(ADI Analytics)  There is an increasing level of interest in conventional and advanced biofuels around the globe. Many countries are increasing biofuel mandates for several reasons ranging from stimulating agriculture, energy

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Prices of U.S. Biofuels Credits Jump on Supply Worries

by Chris Prentice and Jessica Resnick-Ault (Reuters)  Prices of U.S. biofuels compliance credits jumped in early trade on Wednesday as worries mounted over potential supplies after Goldman Sachs Group signaled

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Annual Battle for Renewables

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill)  … It’s worth recalling why a bipartisan coalition of policymakers, including President George W. Bush, worked together in 2007 to expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Valero Presses EPA for RFS Change

(Argus Media)  US Environmental Protection Agency administrators should shift the burden of US biofuel blending mandates closer to retail stations, US independent refiner Valero said today. The company, one of

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending Pressures Already Shrinking Refiner Margins

by Laura Blewitt  (Bloomberg)  Federally mandated ethanol blending is adding extra pressure to the faltering profits of U.S. refiners. The worst crude oil downturn in a generation, which at first helped

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not least with our March Madness webinar last week on “Renewable

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

OPIS Publishes Renewable Fuels Supply Supplement

(OPIS)  The Renewable Fuels Supply Supplement is the first publication in the OPIS Market Trends series and is now available! This supplement is designed to analyze, educate and inform the

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane’s Liquid Diamonds: The Secret Value of Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Is ethanol really worth $3.81 for the octane but costs only $1.39 on the market? How could that be?  Math majors around the country are frequently

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Faced with Cheap Oil Prices, Biofuels Industry Sees No Déjà Vu

(Reuters/Business Times)  Ethanol producers may feel less pain from sinking oil prices than in previous tough times, as a government rule ensures a minimum use of the biofuel and recent

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Looming Octane Shortage?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a time of rising gasoline demand and targets for higher engine efficiencies, the world could use more octane.  What about ethanol, and what about

December 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s Contradictory Rule Is a Gut Punch to Advanced Biofuels

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Industry Organization) After a painful and damaging two-year delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week published Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

December 10, 2015 Read Full Article

RINs Behavior after EPA Rule Shows Ethanol-Biodiesel Relationship

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The release of the U.S. EPA’s final rulemaking for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) was a shock to the RINs market—the renewable identification

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

RINs Gone Wild? (round 2)

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily)  The EPA released the final rulemaking for 2014-2016 RFS standards on Monday, November 30. This release follows preliminary rulemaking released on May 29

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Ethanol Makers Are Actually Relieved With New EPA Cuts

by Robert Hackett (Fortune)  … Farmers and ethanol companies welcomed the change, according to the Wall Street Journal, since the cuts laid out earlier this year were originally more severe. But

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Sit on the RINs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The US Environmental Protection Agency has discovered the following way of interpreting Energy Independence and Security Act.  To wit, if the transportation fuels supply chain

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some.  In the Bioeconomy Cinematic Universe, oxygen is harder

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Irwin, Good Analyze Ethanol, Biodiesel RINs Relationships

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol D6 RIN prices have stayed relatively stable over the summer while D4 biodiesel RINs prices plummeted, Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

September 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heard dire comments like “POET expects to stop all future U.S. cellulosic investments if EPA’s proposed base renewable fuel requirements are not strengthened.”  Want to

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol for All, And Then Some

by Robert Rapier (Investing Daily)  … If less fuel is being produced than the mandated level, it drives up the price of the RIN and in theory increases the incentive to

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association

(Biofuels Digest)  Good morning, my name is Geoff Cooper and I am representing the Renewable Fuels Association.  By any measure, the RFS has been a tremendous success. It has stimulated

June 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Farmers, Biofuel Industry Calls on Congress to Leave RFS Alone

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On June 17, Fuels America hosted a press call during which American farmers and representatives of the biofuel industry discussed how legislative changes to the

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Management Scrutinized at Hearing

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe fielded dozens of hard questions and endured heavy scrutiny during a June 18 hearing held to discuss the agency’s

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

In Blow to Big Oil, EPA Says Oil Refiners Recover RINs Costs

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil companies ultimately recover their costs of complying with the U.S. biofuels program, according to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis that marks the regulator’s clearest

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Buyers Scoop up Brazilian Ethanol Amid RIN Revival

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil traders are rushing to import ethanol from Brazil for the first time this year after U.S. regulators moved to increase use of advanced biofuel, opening

June 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuels America Holds Call to Discuss New EPA Memo on RIN Prices

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 11, Fuels America hosted a conference call to discuss a memo from the U.S. EPA that demonstrates the renewable fuel standard (RFS)

June 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Proposed RVO Raises Multiple Questions for Illinois Economists

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s May 29 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) is under scrutiny by University of Illinois economists in recent FarmDocDaily posts. Jonathan

June 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel RIN Prices React Wildly to US EPA’s RFS Proposals

(Platts) …  In immediate reaction, market participants viewed the proposed obligations as bearish for corn-based ethanol (D6) RINs and bullish for biomass-based diesel (D4) RINs. Advanced biofuel (D5) RINs were

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

New Statistical Analysis: Retail Gas Prices Unaffected by Renewable Fuel Standard RIN Credits

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Retail gasoline prices from 2013 through the first quarter of 2015 were unaffected by prices for “RIN credits” (Renewable Identification Numbers) that are used to demonstrate compliance

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Urges EPA to Get ”Back on Track” with Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing support for a proposed legal agreement that

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Refiners Hamstrung by Chaos in RFS-Credit Market

Amanda Peterka  (E&E Publishing)  … Refiners aren’t buying cellulosic fuel credits through the renewable fuel standard program for what the company produces. And so Quad County has received as much as

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

2015 Ethanol RINs Prices Rise to Three-Month High after EPA Announcement

by Jordan Godwin and Wes Swift (Platts)  Corn-based (D6) ethanol RINs for 2015 firmed up to their highest level in more than three months Tuesday as the market continued to show

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Issues 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA announced 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices, and “a Clarification of the Data Sources Used in the Cellulosic Waiver Credit

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Advanced Cellulosic Industry Group Breaks with Industry on RFS

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On March 11, at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in Washington D.C., Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams broke with the “Don’t Mess with the

March 13, 2015 Read Full Article

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Here’s our most recent update, focusing on 10 key issues (though not ranked in order of importance): 1. Oil price volatility — will it stabilize?

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane sugar fermentation towards diversified products, more capacity and distribution, and

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels — has been cost. Unlike ethanol made from corn, cellulosic biofuels

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Is Bureaucracy Holding Back Advanced Biofuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why must “the entire value chain of production from feedstock to finished product be conducted at a single location” asks Antoine Schellinger, VP of Strategy

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Industry Blasts EPA Decision on Biodiesel Imports

(National Biodiesel Board)  EPA to Fast-Track Argentinian Biodiesel by Easing Sustainability Requirements The National Biodiesel Board on Tuesday sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel

January 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The 5 Most Maddening Myths about Corn and Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled at corn starch-based ethanol — and here’s why. … In

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Gasoline Price Plunge in U.S. Slowed by Higher Ethanol Costs

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the cost to make the motor fuel.  Ethanol futures surpassed gasoline

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Oil Price, Gloomy Gus, Energy Bear, Express Train to Mood Hell

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oil prices are down, energy stocks are plunging, and the investor mood is giving Lord

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Yellow Hose Program Brings Price Stability to E85 in Michigan

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Michigan ethanol plant has had success with its Yellow Hose program, blending E85

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Does the Oil Glut Spell DOOM, GLOOM or BOOM for Alternative Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does $60 oil impact payback for natgas or hybrid electric vehicles, and cellulosic biofuels?

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Puts RFS In Jeopardy

by Jacqui Fatka (Farm Futures)  Actions taken by EPA to help keep RFS alive have actually backfired and brought more

December 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Congressional Budget Office Says RFS Could Result in $6.00 per Gallon Credits for Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the Congressional Budget Office look at biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard? How

October 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Rolling Back the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014: The RINs Market Rings the Bell Again

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois)  The EPA is apparently going to finalize 2014 RFS rules in the near future. 

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Producers Share Revolutionary Efforts at Corn Ethanol Plants

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many ethanol advocates attending and speaking at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Defusing the Cellulosic Bomb inside the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  Thought the 2014 volume debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard was tough enough?What about the

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

When Refiners Cry Wolf, Who Will Be Fooled?

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)   EPA’s proposed rule went too far in correcting a problem largely of the

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

A Different Perspective on Getting Through the Ethanol Blendwall

by John Kingston (Platts: The Barrel) Anna Temple of WoodMac tried at the annual AFPM meeting to put one aspect of the

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

RIN Stocks Part II – 'Healthy' Levels

by  Rob Johansson and Seth Meyer (FarmDocDaily/USDA) Building on the discussion of RIN pricing and stock holding (here) we explore what a ‘healthy’

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

RIN Stocks Part I – Valuation

by Rob Johansson and Seth Meyer (USDA/FarmDocDaily)  … It is clear that the bankable (and borrowable) nature of RINs allow obligated parties to optimize

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article

No Logic in Blaming Ethanol for High Gas Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/US News and World Report)  Ethanol is less expensive than gas, and consumers will benefit

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

How RINs Really Work, and Why Big Oil Hates Them

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  The ability for independent fuel marketers to sell renewable fuels at

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Will the EPA Reverse Itself on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014? The Message from the RINs Market

by Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  … The purpose of today’s post is to show that the recent behavior of prices

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

US EPA to Finalize 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by June 20: Official

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency will finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard in about four months,

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Big Oil to Ethanol: Build Your Own Dang Distribution, If You Think E85 Has Blend-Wall Busting Potential

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol RIN Prices Near Four-Month High Amid 2014 Uncertainty

by Jordan Godwin (Platts) Current-year corn-based ethanol (D6) RINs were assessed at their highest level in nearly four months Monday on firming

February 4, 2014 Read Full Article

KiOR Provides Operational Update on Columbus Facility

(MarketWatch/KiOR)  KiOR, Inc., provided today (December 23, 2013) an update on the operations at its Columbus, Mississippi, facility. KiOR expects

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Dinneen: RFS Not for Big Oil’s Convenience

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The case for keeping the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as-is is being made today at an

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Nightmare Scenario: Renewable Fuels’ Defenders Pull out the Stops to Persuade EPA to Continue the War on Imported Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gains With Demand Rising Amid Low Inventories

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Ethanol gained on speculation that rising production won’t be enough to keep up with demand and

December 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Changes in California LCFS Are Called for in a New Report

by John Kingston (Platts)  The University of California-Davis has a new study out about California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Once you

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol, Once the Way of the Future, Is Off to a Delayed, Boisterous Start

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The “now hiring” sign is up online for Emmetsburg, Iowa, where the nation’s largest

November 13, 2013 Read Full Article

INSIGHT-Lord of the RINs? Vitol's Ethanol Credit Bonanza

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters)  Swiss trading company Vitol SA is among the biggest beneficiaries of an opaque U.S.-government-mandated trading scheme

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

E85 Sales Would Soar If Fuel Was Priced On Parity With E10 And Had Full Access To Flex Vehicle Market, According To CARD Economists

(The Center For Agricultural And Rural Development/Sacramento Bee)   Meeting demand is key to achieving federal renewable fuel volume mandates A

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

RIN Market Is Working Well To Enforce Biofuel Mandates, According To CARD Economists

(Center For Agricultural And Rural Development/PR NewsWire/Yahoo!Finance)  A new analysis by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien

November 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Seek to Intervene in Latest Legal Challenge to RFS

(Agri-Pulse)  The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Biotechnology Industry Organization filed Friday a motion with the U.S. Court

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Journey to the Center of the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pressure has risen to 30 atmospheres and the temperatures are rising into the hundreds

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Farm State Lawmakers Urge CFTC to Examine Volatile RINs Market

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters)  Thirteen U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged the derivatives market regulator to examine fraud and manipulation in

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Economist Examines $2 Billion Drop in Total RIN Market

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   What’s behind the plunge in renewable identification number (RIN) prices? University of Illinois economist

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Total to Hike Texas Plant Fuel Exports Amid Costly Ethanol Credits

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters)  … “The increase in (RIN) price is indeed translated into an additional cost for the company (around

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

More E85 Ethanol Stations, More Supportive Studies

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for E85 ethanol, as the green fuel made

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Prices Plummet, Pressuring Gasoline

(Lincoln Journal Star)  A “somewhat meager rally” may be underway for spot gasoline prices, but oil market expert Tom Kloza

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Blending Rules Won't Raise Gas Prices | Commentary

by Brent Erickson (Roll Call/Biotechnology Industry Organization)  … What’s really behind this year’s rapid rise in the price of RINs? And

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Grassley Asks EPA if Ethanol Credit Market Is Being Controlled by Wall Street

by Christopher Doering   (Des Moines Register)  As controversy swells over the cost of special credits tied to ethanol, Iowa

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Chairwoman Stabenow Calls on CFTC to Review Possible Manipulation of Renewable Fuels Market

by Greg Akagi    (KansasAgNetwork)  Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

ISU study: Investment in E85 Could Be Cheaper than Purchasing Ethanol Credits

by Christopher Doering  (Des Moines Register)  A study from Iowa State University said the cost of installing tanks to handle

September 24, 2013 Read Full Article

EIA: E85 Fuel Becoming Price-Competitive with Gasoline in US Midwest

by Conglin Xu (Oil & Gas Journal)  E85 motor fuel—gasoline blended with as much as 85% ethanol and commonly used

September 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Wall St. Exploits Ethanol Credits, and Prices Spike

by Gretchen Morgenson and Robert Gebeloff (The New York Times)  …But a little known market in ethanol credits has also

September 16, 2013 Read Full Article

A Market in Desperate Need of Transparency

by Mike Lux (Huffington Post)  …If the 2009 financial crisis taught us anything, it’s that market manipulation and speculation is

September 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Valero Implores Obama Administration to Waive Ethanol Mandate

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg/Fuel Fix)  Valero Energy Corp., the world’s largest independent refining company, called on the Obama administration to

September 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Seeking Delta: Biofuels, Algae, Natgas, CO2 and the Finding of True Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “What you really are in the business of,” Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee reflects, “is capturing

September 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Fixing Rufus: Congress, 2013 and the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Based on our industry sources, here’s an outline for a “change the RFS” outcome –

September 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Are Wave of the Future

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Pottstown Mercury) I am writing in response to Senator Pat Toomey’s Op-Ed that ran in The

September 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol’s Number Up?

by Steve Everly  (Kansas City Star)  … Ethanol has so far reduced the need for petroleum in gasoline by about 7

September 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Bad Ethanol Policy Is a Job Killer

by Patrick Meehan and Pat Eiding  (The Wall Street Journal)  The price of EPA compliance rose 3,625% since the end of

September 3, 2013 Read Full Article

US RINs Prices Continue Slump Despite Looming Blend Wall

(Platts)  US RINs prices continued to slide Wednesday, reflecting a widespread morning market selloff and despite a later bounce after

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Rising RINs Price Is Driving Some Companies to Boost Their Ethanol Activities

by Janet McGurty (Platts)  …This month PBF Energy and Alon USA both told analysts they had new plans to blend renewables like

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Who Will Buy Syntroleum?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A month ago this week, Syntroleum (owner of a half interest in Dynamic Fuels, the

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Is 2014 the Year of E85?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As a Perfect Storm of price problems ends, will E85 finally find its market and

August 16, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Refiners, Plagued by RINsanity, See 'Half Step' on Biofuels

By Sabina Zawadzki (Reuters)  For U.S. refiners facing a multibillion-dollar bill linked to the soaring cost of renewable fuel credits,

August 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiner Valero Sees Profit Recovery if Discounts Widen

by Kristen Hays (Reuters)   … Rising costs of ethanol credits mandated by the U.S. government also weighed on profits, Valero

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn-Based Ethanol RINs Drop on Speculation Law May Be Adjusted

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  The value of certificates that track compliance with a U.S. law to use corn-based ethanol dropped

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

The US Renewable Fuel Standard and Repeal, Reform: The Digest’s 5 Minute-Guide

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yesterday in DC, the House Energy & Commerce committee convened a major hearing on the

July 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Summer Gas Prices Climb as 1 Gallon Costs an Average of $3.69 in Utah

by Kirby Brown (Deseret News) According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Utah runs about

July 23, 2013 Read Full Article

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Credits Soar to Fresh High

by Gregory Meyer (Financial Times)  …The credits, known as renewable identification numbers, jumped to a record $1.25 per gallon early

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Refiners Backed Against E10 Blendwall

(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers/PR NewsWire)  The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) highlight the testimony of Valero Energy Corporation

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

ANALYSIS-New EPA Rules Could Cripple Brazil-U.S. Ethanol Trading

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters/CNBC)  Importing cheap Brazilian ethanol into the United States could become much less profitable next year if

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol RINs Reach Record Highs on Consumption Targets

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Renewable Identification Numbers for ethanol rose to record levels on concern the U.S. won’t adjust consumption

July 11, 2013 Read Full Article

COLUMN-Biodiesel Could Ease U.S. "Blend Wall": Wynn

by Gerard Wynn (Reuters)  Biodiesel could in future ease so-called ethanol “blend wall” concerns facing the U.S. transportation fuel industry,

July 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Largest Green Diesel Plant Completed in US, Diamond Green Diesel: Can It Make Money?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A now-complete 142 million gallon green diesel monster project will easily deliver big on renewable

July 1, 2013 Read Full Article

RIN Amounts Indicate Positive Trend for Biodiesel

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) shows in 2.5 billion 2012 RINs

June 27, 2013 Read Full Article

FEATURE: Biojet Backers See US RINs Eligibility as Vital to Long-Term Viability

by Herman Wang and Matthew Kolhman (Platts)  Aviation biofuel’s newly minted ability to generate tradable US renewables credits, known as RINs,

May 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Outpaced by Gasoline on Concern Blend Wall to Cap Demand

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  …“The only thing that worries me is the gasoline demand category,” said Jason Ward, an analyst at

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

CME, ICE Rivalry Enters Biofuel Arena

(Reuters/Chicago Tribune)  The battle between CME Group Inc. and the IntercontinentalExchange moves to the market for biofuel credits next month.

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Generating 700,000 RINS Per Month from Transmix Ops

(TankTerminals.com)  April 22, 2013 [OPIS] – Thanks to its transmix operations, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is seeing only upside from

April 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

CME Group Announces New Futures Contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs)

(CME Group/PR NewsWire)  CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of nine new

April 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol RINs Market Explodes

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Lack of transparency makes market analysis difficult. …The ethanol producer’s role in RIN generation

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop the RINsanity! May 22, 2013 Webinar

  Stop the RINsanity!  May 22, 2013    Webinar

The unfolding RINs drama is much like watching two unstoppable trains collide in slow motion. From one direction comes the

April 24, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Institute for Energy Research’s Response to Politico Op-Ed Smells Like a Skunk

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … (Robert) Murphy simply regurgitates Big Oil’s false argument that the RFS is driving up

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Fuels Battle Heats up as Congress Mulls Law Change

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The battle between U.S. ethanol producers and oil companies has reached a turning point,

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Differing RINs Estimates Creates Confusion, Market Spikes

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Confusion remains over how to interpret and compare various estimates of renewable identification number

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

ICE to Launch D4, D5, D6 RIN Futures Contracts

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing house, has announced the introduction

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan to Blend Biodiesel in Las Vegas, Phoenix in Early Q2

by Beth Evans (Platts)  Kinder Morgan expects to begin biodiesel blending at its terminals in Las Vegas and Phoenix “in

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Who Killed $2.18 Gasoline?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An explosive report from Bloomberg alleges that a pathway to $2.18 per gallon gasoline was

April 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest’s 3-Minute Guide to the EIA Energy Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eager to understand the bio investor impact from the EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook – but

April 10, 2013 Read Full Article

CME Plans to Introduce Ethanol RINs Contract by End of May

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  CME Group Inc. (CME), owner of the world’s largest futures exchange, plans to start a contract

April 9, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA to House Energy & Commerce Committee: Let RFS Work and Solutions to Blend Wall Will Be Found!

(Renewable Fuels Association)    The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today (April 5, 2013)  responded to the questions posed by the U.S.

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending Margins, RFS2 Compliance, and the Price of Gasoline

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good  (FarmDocDaily)  …We concluded that the buying and selling of RINs within that supply chain results

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

7 Steps to Meeting US Renewable Fuels Targets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We go through the renewable fuels math — and find that the nattering nabobs of

April 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Study Shows RINs Not Factor in Higher Gasoline, Fuel Group Says

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  A surge in the value of Renewable Identification Numbers for ethanol compliance isn’t one of the

March 28, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol RINs Fall to Lowest Level in March on Slowing Demand

(Platts)  Prices for 2012 and 2013 US ethanol renewable credits, also known as RINs, on Monday fell to their lowest

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

RFS: #1 on Big Oil Hitlist for a Reason

by Brooke Coleman (National Journal/Advanced Ethanol Council)  First, let’s assess what we know to be true … RFS2 is just

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Senators Ask McCarthy to Outline Response to RIN Price Increase

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, have sent a letter to U.S.

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

The RIN Fact Sheet: Understanding the EPA’s Flexible System for Obligated Parties to Meet the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Background:  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was established under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Response to FT: E10 Blend Wall is Fiction

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) In regard to your recent editorial (“Bloated biofuels,” March 20), you don’t need Bill

March 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Renewable Fuels Advocates Point Fingers at Each Other for High Gas Prices

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Gasoline prices remain stuck above $3.50 per gallon despite the highest monthly domestic oil

March 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Choice: Complain About 70-Cent RINs, or Invest 6 Cents in Modern Infrastructure?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …Still, all this rhetoric from Big Oil about the economic impacts of RINs and

March 22, 2013 Read Full Article

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