A Hydrogen Primer: Definitions and Sustainability 101
by Alex Barnes, Independent Consultant and Director of Alex Barnes & Associates Hydrogen Definitions and Why They Matter Hydrogen produces...
Interview: Repsol Gears Up to Start Producing SAF at Cartagena Refinery
Spanish energy company Repsol is preparing to start production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with a new 250,000 metric tons/year...
Cepsa Aims to Lead Competitive Pricing for Green Hydrogen in Europe
Europe is striving to meet its targets in the journey to renewable energy and decarbonization as momentum in green hydrogen...
Historic Highs for PJM REC Prices Driven by Soaring Demand and Slow Queues
A tangle of factors pushed prices for renewable energy certificates serving the PJM Interconnection to historic highs in Q2 of...
Europe Needs Inflation Reduction Act-Like Scheme to Keep Solar Dream Alive
Europe is running out of time to implement a large-scale support scheme, comparable with the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA),...
Gas & Diesel, Renewables
What Is California’s Crude CI Deficit & How Does It Affect Fuel Prices?
California this year added a new layer of compliance costs under its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program, forcing so-called...
Prospective Atlantic Offshore Wind Could Flood REC Markets and Drive Down Prices
The offshore wind power that has been solicited by U.S. East Coast states, if and when it is constructed, has...
Unprecedented Focus on Biodiversity Spurring Nature Credit Markets
Celebrations, tens of thousands of church bells ringing across the land and a riot of color will mark King Charles...
Growing the Global Hydrogen Market: Interview with Shearman & Sterling
Global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP believes that more incentives are needed to develop a strong business case for...
Voluntary Carbon Markets Stakeholders Play Hot Potato With Market Risk
With the integrity of carbon offsetting under fire, buyers are looking to lock down the forward delivery of high-quality credits...
Interview: Third Generation Biofuels to Take Off After 2030
The energy transition is forcing companies to come up with new products and systems to reduce carbon emissions. Within the...
Effects of Inflation Reduction Act on Renewable Fuels Industry
There has been no shortage of praise from the renewable fuels industry to President Joe Biden signing into law last...
Interview: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Hydrogen Market
At the Americas Hydrogen Summit, OPIS spoke with Jon André Løkke, president of industry group Hydrogen Europe, about the future...
Gas & Diesel, Rack Market, Renewables
Get the Cold, Hard Facts on Fuel Temperature Correction
It’s that time again! The mercury in the thermometer dropping… And fuel suppliers can get hot under the collar when...
What Effect Will 24/7 CFE Have on Renewable Energy Markets?
The renewable energy procurement strategy, known by some as 24/7 carbon-free energy (24/7 CFE), remains out of reach of most...
Why and How Are Companies Pursuing 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy?
Google, in 2017, realized that although it had met its corporate goal of matching 100% of the electricity it used...
RECs Bottlenecks Expected to Keep Markets Tight
U.S., state and local lawmakers, along with project developers, have set the table for widespread deployment of renewable energy. But...
Modern Slavery: The Dark Side of Australia’s Wind, Solar and Battery Supply Chains
Australia, once a climate change laggard, is on a trajectory to produce most of its electricity from solar, wind, hydro...
Biofuels, Renewables, RINs
Biofuels industry hopes its efforts to cut GHG emissions will keep it relevant as White House pushes EVs
After four years of the Trump administration’s often-chaotic approach to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), many in the biofuels industry...
Biofuels, Renewables, RINs
RFS, RINs and Biofuels Forum Preview
Each year, attendees of OPIS’s RFS, RINs & Biofuels Forum come to the event looking for answers about biofuel markets...
Biofuels, Renewables, RINs, Spot Market
A Wrinkle in Time? How Record RVO Numbers May Drastically Alter 1Q Refinery Bottom Lines
Be on the lookout for some befuddled refining analysts and disappointed investors as public refiners disclose their first quarter earnings...
Biofuels, Ethanol, Renewables, RINs, Spot Market
2020 Energy Prices Complicated by Ag Products, Renewable Credits and Other Relationships
You need more than just a NYMEX or ICE futures’ screen to keep pace with petroleum prices, based on the...
Ethanol’s Unique COVID-19 Price Story
Drastically fewer miles are being driven due to stay-at-home measures to combat COVID-19, resulting in a decline in gasoline prices...
Carbon Credit Costs for California Gasoline & Diesel: A Heads Up for U.S. Suppliers
It’s no secret that California is routinely the most expensive place to buy gasoline in the continental U.S.
Can Ethanol Prices Rebound in 2020?
U.S. ethanol prices, after nearly a year-long funk, are indicating strength for 2020.
Gas & Diesel, Renewables
The Biodiesel Tax Credit: What Does the New Extension Mean?
The $1/gal federal biomass-based diesel blender’s tax credit (BTC) has been extended through 2022.
Crude oil, Gas & Diesel, Renewables
20 Oil Price Forecasts for 2020
Oil, gasoline, diesel and renewable fuels markets have started 2020 off with a bang. Here are 20 price-influencing factors identified...
What Will Carbon Credit Trading Look Like in 2020?
North American carbon credit market participants will navigate increasingly stringent cap-and-trade and carbon emissions tax regulations, as key jurisdictions extend...
Carbon, Renewables, RINs
Could the RFS Move Toward a Low Carbon Program Like LCFS?
The idea of revising the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to operate more like the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) appears to...
Carbon, Ethanol, Renewables
2019 Ethanol Price and Carbon Credit Market Preview
It was a tumultuous year in the renewable fuel and carbon credit markets.
Biofuels Industry and Regulatory Policies in 2018
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) since its start has been marked by conflict between biofuels industry advocates intent on pushing more...
Renewables, Retail Market
RFA: 2018 RFS Rule Can’t Head Back to the Future
Do you remember the scene towards the end of “Back to the Future,” where Doc Brown is refueling the time-traveling...
Electric Vehicles, Gas & Diesel, Renewables, Spot Market
Strange Bedfellows? Biofuel Producers and Refiners Find Common Foe
Could the ancient proverb “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” point the way toward a rapprochement between U.S....
Renewables, Spot Market
What’s Helping (and Hurting) Cellulosic Ethanol Production Growth
Cellulosic ethanol production is experiencing a small-scale but meaningful growth spurt due to high-tech advances. However, companies embracing these new techniques...