On Friday morning, the Alternative Fuels Council is offering an in-depth workshop on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits and the IRS Biodiesel Tax Credit. The workshop will be offered by renewable fuels experts Jeff Hove and Ginger Laidlaw of NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council. The workshop will focus on blending …

Renewable fuel has become an integral part of the fuel marketing industry and in order to remain ultra-competitive, fuel wholesalers and retailers must be knowledgeable regarding both federal and state regulations, incentives, supply options and infrastructure. There are several key issues facing those in the fuel industry.  Current federal administration philosophies on deregulation have been …

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Grand Island’s Bosselman Enterprises was recognized Tuesday during President Trump’s visit to a Council Bluffs ethanol plant, where he announced the year-round sale of E15 fuel. Trump made his announcement at the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant, or SIRE, which produces about 110 million gallons of ethanol each year.  As …

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a Final RIN Market Reform rule that authorizes the sale of E-15 year-round throughout the United States and enhances disclosure requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  The Final Rule appears to have adopted a number of suggestions made by NATSO in comments filed with the agency as part …

NATSO along with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) filed public comments on a proposed regulation that would impose significant reforms on the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) that would be detrimental to many NATSO members. The proposal is part of a proposed …

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — NATSO, the national association for truck stops and travel plazas, along with other organizations representing the biodiesel supply chain, have praised a bipartisan group of lawmakers for introducing legislation to extend the biodiesel tax credit.  “This legislation underscores the fact that the biodiesel tax credit has strong Democratic support in the House …

Jeff Hove: Since the inception of the U.S. EPA Renewable Fuels Standard (2007), the downstream petroleum industry has been taking great risks to fulfill the intent of Congress. Blending renewable fuels is expensive and requires new equipment, new suppliers, complex RIN credit tracking, and new risks associated with marketing new products. The otherwise successful RFS was …