An Entertaining 101 on Issues Impacting the Renewable Fuel Standard

Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy: The Ins and Outs of the Renewable Volume Obligation

May 13, 2020

After reading the title to this article, I suppose you’re expecting to see a lot of regulatory and legal hieroglyphics. Plot twist. I’m going to explain the regulatory purpose of the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) in a way that makes sense and can include you in the industry conversation like the cool kid you are. #trendworthy. So what is the RVO and why should you care? Overall, the Renewable Volume Obligation is the volume of renewable fuel, in gallons, that must be blended to produce transportation fuel. On an individual level, the RVO is the regulatory duty (obligation) an importer... Read More →

Elementary, Dear Watson: A Beginner’s Guide to the Renewable Fuel Standard

May 13, 2020

What the heck is a RIN? How does the Renewable Fuel Standard actually work? When I first started with RINAlliance, I remember thinking it sounded like having an imaginary friend: beneficial sure, but people looked at you funny when you talked about it. To this day, my parents aren’t sure what I do is real, but since I’m not living out of their basement, they’re fine with it. #millenialproblems. I only have two pages, so I have to dive right in. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was the grandchild of the much bigger and more well-known Clean Air Act from... Read More →