Unquestionably, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the most important policy affecting the U.S. biofuels industry. It supports the market for first-generation biofuels, creates the market for second-generation biofuels, and it is vital to boosting the nation’s reliance on advanced biofuels from non-food-related feedstocks. This pivitol policy has vocal opponents. They have filed lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency, held congressional hearings, and formed stakeholder coalitions. This panel will bring together leading academic researchers and industry insiders to discuss issues pertaining to the RFS, with a thorough overview of the policy and, empirical research on its effects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the history and regulatory structure of the Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Discuss how this policy and its continued implementation affect the U.S. biofuels industry
  • Analyze the current issues that affect the continued implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Ability Level: All

Session ID: 1890

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Speakers (3)

User Jay P. Kesan Professor of Law University of Illinois College of Law
User Regan Radtke Research Assistant, Biofuels Law & Regulation Project University of Illinois
User Catherine Ransom Managing Director Glover Park Group

Moderators (1)

contact_9439 Timothy A. Slating Regulatory Associate, Energy Biosciences Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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