Topics: Renewable Fuel Standard

NATSO Testifies on EPA’s Proposed RVOs for 2020, 2021, and 2022

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EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020, 2021, and 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed on Dec.7 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020, 2021, and 2022 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More

NATSO Outlook for EPA Blending Mandates

Recent intelligence indicates that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to propose the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending mandates/renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2021 and 2022 within the next several weeks. Indications are that EPA will set the 2021 RVOs at "actual production," while the 2022 RVOs will be set at more ambitious levels designed to incentivize increased production and consumption of biofuels.  More

Federal Court Invalidates E15 RVP Waiver

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Supreme Court Rules on RFS Waivers

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 25 overturned a lower court ruling that had found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could only grant a small refinery exemption to companies that had received such an exemption every year since 2013.  The Supreme Court found that, according to the statute that created the RFS, EPA has a wider latitude to grant small refinery exemptions, including for refineries that had not received such an exemption for many years.  More

Supreme Court to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions

The Supreme Court could rule as early as June 25 on the legality of the Trump Administration's aggressive approach to issuing small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). If the ruling doesn't come by then, it will come at some point between now and early to mid-July. The Court's decision takes place against the backdrop of discussions within the Biden Administration surrounding how to prevent prices for renewable identification numbers from reaching exceedingly high levels. These discussions appear to be driven primarily by efforts to assist a Delaware refinery that has a longstanding relationship with the President and his allies in Congress. More

Supreme Court Expected to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions

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Understanding the Renewable Fuels Standard

Understanding the Renewable Fuels Standard

In this video, NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council reviewed the RFS's critical elements with a primary focus on biodiesel. More

Biodiesel Blending Practices

Biodiesel Blending Practices

Biodiesel can be blended and used in many different concentrations, and adding biodiesel to a location’s offerings does not require truckstop and travel plaza operators to buy new equipment. More

NATSO Analysis: EPA Expected to Grant Small Refinery Waivers Members Only Join or Login

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce this week that it will grant at least 20 small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for compliance year 2019 despite the ruling last year by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that EPA did not have authority to issue these waivers. More

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