Topics: Renewable Fuel Standard

NATSO Member Testifies at EPA Hearing in Ypsilanti

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ANOTHER ‘EPA BAIT AND SWITCH’ ON THE RFS: NATSO

NATSO, representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, today issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to implement the RFS deal that President Trump negotiated less than two weeks ago. The following statement may be attributed to NATSO Vice President of Government Affairs, David Fialkov. More

Alternative Fuels Council Announces October Webinar Series

Alternative Fuels Council Announces October Webinar Series

In October, NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council is presenting a weekly webinar mini-series. The 30-minute webinars, hosted by renewable fuels expert Jeff Hove, will give attendees a deeper understanding on blending and selling renewable fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. More

Fuel Performance and Emissions Facts Your Truckstop Customers Care About

Fuel Performance and Emissions Facts Your Truckstop Customers Care About

A B20 blend (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent petroleum diesel) has been shown to reduce particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 10 percent and unburned hydrocarbons by more than 20 percent in heavy-duty highway engines. More

NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council to Address Pacific Fuel and Convenience Summit

NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council to Address Pacific Fuel and Convenience Summit

Jeff Hove, NATSO Alternative Fuel Council's vice president, is joining a panel of industry leaders to share our thoughts on what the federal government plans for fuel during the Pacific Fuel and Convenience Summit in San Diego, California. More

NATSO Analysis: Federal Court Sides with Fuel Retailers, Informative for Current RFS Debates

On August 30, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a lawsuit brought by the merchant refining community that sought to require EPA to change the so-called "point of obligation" under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The court's opinion in the case, which was first filed more than two-and-a-half years ago, is noteworthy for its implications on current policy debates over the future of the RFS. More

EPA Grants 31 2018 Small Refinery Waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 9 said it granted 31 small refinery waivers in 2018 that exempt refiners from their obligations to acquire Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  More

Biofuels Groups Ask Court to Restart RFS Waiver Case

Biofuel producers and corn growers on July 31 asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to lift a stay on a petition filed in 2018 challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing small refinery waivers that exempt refiners from their obligations to acquire Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. More

 Cut Through the Jargon with this Biodiesel Dictionary

Cut Through the Jargon with this Biodiesel Dictionary

Like any industry, biodiesel has its own lingo that can be confusing to a newcomer. I never want this be a barrier to learning more about how biodiesel could benefit your travel plaza or truck stop operations with its competitive pricing, strong performance and lower emissions. So I’ve provided some definitions of common terms in the biodiesel industry. More

EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 5 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA also proposed RVOs for biomass-based diesel (BBD) for 2021. In the rule, EPA said it would use its waiver authority to lower the volumes of cellulosic biofuels, advanced biofuels, and total renewable fuels below the statutory targets. More

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