Congress established the mandate for cellulosic biofuel under the RFS in 2007. The basic idea was that requiring ambitious volumes of cellulosic fuel to be incorporated into the fuel supply would create and simultaneously mature the market for cellulosic ethanol and biofuels, but that’s not what happened.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) participated in oral arguments today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case Americans for Clean Energy et al. v. EPA et al. (case number 16-1005).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AFPM filed the attached petition requesting that EPA waive the 2016 RFS cellulosic volumes to avoid “phantom fuel” compliance payments arising from a shortfall in 2016 cellulosic production.
Good morning Chairman Whitfield, Ranking Member Rush, and members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today.
EPA has waived cellulosic biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program (see January 2015 blog - "Cellulosic RFS Waiver History," and December 2015 blog – "Update: RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waivers").