E15 and E85 Demand Under RIN Price Caps and an RVP Waiver

Gabriel E. Lade, Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock
March 2018  [18-PB 21]

An understanding of several technical and economic factors is needed to understand the current discussions about the RFS and E15. Here we briefly discuss how the EPA could implement a RIN price cap. We then summarize how fuel content restrictions currently limit year-round sales of mid-ethanol blend fuels. Last, we summarize the role of RINs in incentivizing consumption of high ethanol-blend fuels.

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