RFS2 White Paper Now Available

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) mandated the use of renewable fuels from four different categories of fuels, each with their own standard, and each based on a performance threshold measured in terms of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions. The RFS2 regulations contain the rules that industry will abide by in meeting these requirements. This new White Paper will help you make sense of it all.

RINSTAR® Members should review this paper before our next Webinar

Download RFS2 White Paper

To say the RFS2 rule is complex would be a huge understatement. In reality this rule is much more complex than RFS1. Recognizing this, and the fact that thousands of companies throughout the industry will need to understand how the new rules impact their businesses, I teamed up with Graham Noyes from the law firm Stoel Rives to collaborate on this White Paper.

The title of the paper is America Advances to Performance Based Biofuels – The Advanced Renewable Fuel Standard / RFS2. And here is the best part; we are presently making it available to you for FREE. All you need to do is sign up in the space provide on this page. Once you sign up you will receive an e-mail in your inbox with a link to download the document.

We all have a lot of ground to cover between now and July 1, 2010 and I just thought it would be a good idea to share some of this basic foundational work with you. If you have questions or if we can be of assistance with your own efforts, please let me know.

It would also be great to learn where you heard about the White Paper – so take a second and leave a comment and let me know where you heard about it and what you think.

8 Responses to “RFS2 White Paper Now Available”

  1. Free, downlaodable white paper on Renewable Fuel Standard navigates the complexities : Biofuels Digest - biofuels, biodiesel, ethanol, algae, jatropha, green gasoline, green diesel, and biocrude daily news Says:

    […] The white paper is downloadable here. […]

  2. Warren Shoemaker Says:

    Posted on Biofuels Digest daily news.
    Haven’t seen it yet, so can’t comment on it, but thanks for making it available.

  3. Advanced BioFuels USA ┬╗ Clean Fuels Clearinghouse Publishes Basic Briefings on RFS and RINs Says:

    THANK YOU for all the work, for writing this and for making it available to the public for free.
    Advanced Biofuels USA is an educational nonprofit with a limited budget, so I do appreciate when others make valuable resources available.

    As much reading as I do on this subject area, I still find the details about the RINs confusing, even in overview. Your briefings and the white paper have helped walk me through this. I expect they will serve the same beneficial service to others.


    Joanne M. Ivancic
    Executive Director
    Advanced Biofuels USA

  4. Free White Paper Makes Sense of RFS2 Mandate | BIOMASS INTEL Says:

    […] White Paper is available for free here. Share this […]

  5. Tom Ryley Says:

    Thank you Clayton I have just finished reading the paper. Very clearly written and well explained review of a very complex topic. Thank you very much.

  6. De Wayne Perry Says:

    Good morning, Clayton.

    Thank you for writing.

    We, quite frankly, found your White Paper to be excellently written and invaluable in furthering our understanding of RFS2. You will likely not be surprised to hear that many questions regarding RFS2 remain for us, but not as the result of any deficiency in your White Paper – which is sufficiently clear about which the EPA rules are unclear.

    De Wayne W. Perry
    COO & CIO
    Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises, LLC

  7. Lee McClune Says:

    I have designed and developed the Sorganol Process that is
    considered the ‘Worlds Only Sustainable and Carbon Neutral
    Process’ to produce Fuel Ethanol (ie, Sorganol), Sweet Sorghum is quite hardy and disease resistant, and also according to the Univ of AZ. it only requires 1/6 the water as
    sugar cane and 1/3 the water as a crop of corn, we have
    shown we can produce the sorganol for about 40-60c / gal.
    right on the Farm with minimal investment, the Seed is quite
    inexpensive also, but there has been none commercially availible, as there was no market, There is a estimated 2000
    growers in the US, but they only grow less than 1/4-1/2A,
    and mostly keep their own seed,, We have shown we can produce about 1000gal/A, see > sorganol.com <, it can be
    grown all across America, and can become ‘America’s Sugar
    Cane’ My site shows sweet sorghum can out yield sugar cane also and king corn, Thanks, Lee McClune

  8. Justin Says:

    Mr. McMartin,

    Thanks for the overview of such a complex and intricate RFS program. You provide us with great detail on the different components of the new program, RFS2. Your paper is very well written, and extremely clear, specifically when you describe the changes to the system, including the difficult to grasp RIN system.

    Thanks Again.

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