Ethanol is a renewable fuel made from corn and other plant materials.

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RFS: Fix the Mess

Ethanol is a valuable source of octane in fuel, but there is a limit to how much our gasoline can take. Today, there simply isn’t the fuel demand, infrastructure or consumer appetite to absorb an arbitrary 15-billion gallons of ethanol.

RFS: There are no lost gallons to reallocate

In the final days before EPA issues the 2020 volumes for the federal biofuel mandate and makes a ruling on the supplemental proposal offered in October, it’s critical to acknowledge that all available data shows there are no “lost gallons” of ethanol that need to be reallocated as part of these announcements.

How RFS Biofuel Mandates Drive Imports

It should come as a surprise to congressional supporters of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), that their 2007 votes to expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to advance “homegrown energy” would lead to historic U.S. imports of biodiesel

Ethanol “Demand” Is Higher Than Ever

As we progress through 2019, one thing that has remained consistent is that U.S. ethanol consumption and blending are higher this year than they have ever been — a sign that small-refinery hardship waivers exempting some qualified facilities from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligations have not destroyed demand for ethanol.