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  • [ January 24, 2014 ]
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  • Webinar: The Role of the Renewable Fuels Standard and Renewable Identification Numbers in Driving Biofuels Production and Technology Development

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January 24, 2014

Webinar

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the most effective policy tool to date to simultaneously reduce our dependence on foreign oil, expand production of renewable fuels and give future generations a nation that is stronger, cleaner and more secure. First established in 2005 and expanded in 2007, Congress created the RFS to reduce the risk of investing in renewable biofuels, to increase rural incomes and rural employment opportunities, and to respond to greenhouse gas concerns. In addition, renewable biofuels have helped to moderate price at the fuel pump.

Compliance with the RFS is based on a system of Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits. RINs are a valuable, tradable commodity, but primarily represent a means of tracking volumes of individual renewable fuels mandated by the RFS and blended with petroleum products. The details of RIN creation, categories and markets can get complicated quickly.

 Date: January 24, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Presenters/Authors:

  • Mike McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association
  • Rory Gopaul, Carbon Solutions Group
  • Brent Bailey, 25x’25 Alliance

Who Should Participate?

Bioenergy industry professionals, foresters, land owners policy makers, economic developers, and natural resource professionals.

For more information go to the Webinar Portal for Bioenergy.

This webinar is sponsored by North Carolina State University-Extension Forestry, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and 25x’25.

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