EPA nudges up volume of renewable fuel in final requirements for 2014-2016 under RFS

1 Dec 2015   Biofuels

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program today for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and final volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014 to 2017. This rule finalizes higher volumes of renewable fuel than the levels EPA proposed in June ( earlier post ), but still represents a reduction compared to the original statutory requirements. Final Renewable Fuel Volumes 2014 2015 2016 2017 Cellulosic biofuel (million gallons) 33 123 230 n/a Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons) 1.63 1.73 1.90 2.00 Advanced biofuel (billion gallons) 2.67 2.88 3.61 n/a All Renewable fuel (billion gallons) 16.28 16.93 18.11 n/a (Units for all volumes are ethanol-equivalent, except for biomass-based diesel volumes which are expressed as physical gallons.) Final Percentage Standards 2014 2015 2016 Cellulosic biofuel […]

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