August 7, 2013

EPA Finalizes 2013 RFS

Amidst the bickering between the petroleum industry and the biofuel industry about this year's biofuel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally decided on its 2013 annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advancd biofuel and total renewable fuel.

2013 standard for cellulosic biofuel is at 6m ethanol-equivalent gallons, which, according to the EPA, reflects a reasonable representation of expected production based on consultation with the Energy Information Administration (EIA) as well as information from industry, public comments and EPA's own assessment.

Volume requirements for advanced biofuel is at 2.75bn gallons, total renewable fuel at 16.55bn gallons, and biomass-based diesel at 1.28bn gallons (actual volume).

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