ACORE Releases White Paper Questioning EPA RFS
On May 18, 2015, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) issued a white paper arguing that "Co-location Requirements under the RFS Impede Advanced Biofuels Development." The paper was sent to EPA. It requests that EPA clarify its definition of feedstock material under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) so that biofuels producers that pre-process their feedstocks away from final refineries are no longer prohibited from generating renewable identification numbers (RIN) under the RFS, and therefore contributing to the volumetric goals of the statute. Senior staff from several such producers contributed to the white paper, including Algenol Biofuels, Cortus Energy, Fulcrum Bioenergy, LanzaTech, and Solena Fuels.