On February 24, 2016, Lucian Pugliaresi testified before the Senate Committee on Environment& Public Works on the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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.
Read Lucian Pugliaresi’s recent comment on EPA’s Proposed Rule for biofuel blending requirements through 2017.
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.