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60 Days Until RFS Reset: Things to Watch

In 2005 Congress passed the Energy Policy Act (EPA) which created the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) statutory schedule. The 2005 EPA was amended it in 2007 with the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) which expanded those categories. The bottom line is that renewable fuels were scheduled to increase from 4 billion gallons in 2006 to 36 billion gallons this year. While conventional ethanol and biomass based diesel have fulfilled those volumes, the category of advanced biofuels has not, resulting in the statutory volumes being missed since 2014.  Under the statute, EPA had the authority to “reset” the RFS. That authority allows the EPA Administrator to adjust the applicable volumes of the RFS for future years start...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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