Scott has few peers in understanding the breadth of the RFS program, and his knowledge runs from farmers who produce biofuel feedstocks to obligated refiners and fuel blenders and retailers to government policies. Scott provides his views on the current state of the RFS program and provide insights into where it is heading and why, particularly as the key year of 2023 draws nearer.
Andy Lipow, who has more than 30 years of experience in the refining, trading and consulting industries, is one of the leading experts in the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credit market. Andy discusses how and why RIN prices have bounced back from recent lows, where they may be heading and why.
Over the last two years, D3 RIN prices have been above $2.00 and below $0.50. Pat explains the market fundamentals driving the volatility and offer outlooks on the future prices, with scenario-based boundaries. Market driving factors reviewed include: oil price, soybean oil price, available volume, carry-overs, RVOs, SREs, and election outcomes.
The Forum is extremely pleased to have Greg Staiti offer his insightful RFS and RINs Refresher course. Whether you are new to the world of RINs or a veteran of the credit market, Greg provides a valuable overview of how the critical RFS credit market operates and the factors that influence it.
This session delivers an in-depth update and analysis of key legal issues facing the RFS program and provide insights into what may lie ahead and its impact on your business operations.
Paul Argyropoulos, a 30-year veteran of EPA, who spent most of his career with the agency in the transportation and fuels regulatory and policy arena, discusses the agency’s current approach to the RFS, and more importantly, what we might expect over the next four years under a second term for President Trump or a first term for former Vice President Joe Biden. Paul also speaks about increased focus by congressional Democrats and outside groups on a possible national Low Carbon Fuel Standard and how it could work with the RFS program and other factors that could affect the program in the near-term to medium-term.
Listen to this roundtable discussion of key issues affecting the RFS program. Advocates for the renewable fuels industry and representatives of the oil and refining industry share their oft opposing views on the current state of the program and where they believe it should be heading.
Perhaps no one industry segment has had more influence on the RFS program over the past three years than the small refiner industry, which has succeeded in convincing the Trump administration to grant it record numbers of waivers from RFS compliance. LeAnn explains, among other issues, why the small refinery exemption program is important and discuss the implications of January’s ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Our expert panel explores the current state of the biomass-based based diesel market, including supply and demand drivers, where the industry is heading and potential roadblocks to expanded use of the fuel and the outlooks for both traditional biodiesel and renewable diesel.