The Biofuel Mandate for Transportation Fuels: Where Do We Go From Here?Read MoreLucian Pugliaresi, President of EPRINC, has penned a commentary on the future of the biofuel mandate. Although the mandate continues to have bipartisan support, it also is facing rising costs as rising mandated volumes face both technical constraints and rising costs. The commentary can be found here.
Testimony on February 24, 2016 by Lucian Pugliaresi before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment& Public Works, Now With Follow-Up Questions And ResponsesRead More
Lucian Pugliaresi testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works on February 24, 2016. The topic was the Renewable Fuel Standard.
There were a series of follow-up questions from Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. Lucian Pugliaresi and Max Pyziur prepared answers for the record.
A copy of the testimony can be found here: http://eprinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Testimony-before-EPW-on-RFS-Feb-24-2016.pdf
A copy of the follow-up questions and responses can be found here: http://eprinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ResponseToQuestionsFromSenatorDebFischerApril2-2016.pdf
Both the testimony and the responses to Senator Fischer will be part of the official record of the Senate.
OGJ – CAFE Midterm Evaluation Should Consider Oil Market ChangesRead More
EPRINC’s work on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards continues to get attention.
The Oil & Gas Journal published an abridged version of Lucian Pugliaresi and Max Pyziur’s work on the topic in both their print and digital editions on April 4, 2016.
EPRINC Issues Report on Technical Constraints and Cost Risks to the Renewable Fuel StandardRead More
Max Pyziur and Lucian Pugliaresi on Technical Constraints and Cost Risks from the Renewable Fuel Standard
Under US law, increased volumes of biofuels must be blended into gasoline and diesel fuels. A variety of factors, including future demand for transportation fuels, falling crude oil prices and technological constraints, are all providing new challenges to successfully implementing the biofuel mandate.
This EPRINC assessment demonstrates that the RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard) requirements create considerable long-term costs, risks, and uncertainties to fuel producers, and are likely to raise transportation fuel costs substantially.
EPRINC’s RFS compliance calculator has been released as a free download on Apple’s App Store. Now you can model various RFS and refined product market scenarios until your thumbs fall off. The app is optimized for iPhone 5/5s and compatible with iPad.
EPRINC submitted comments regarding EPA’s proposed 2014 standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program
EPRINC has released a new report which examines Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) compliance options and costs as volumetric mandates rise in 2014.
Supplemental slides can be downloaded here.
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