EPA issues proposed 2012 RFS2 volume requirements
Source : biodieselmagazine.com
The U.S. EPA has issued proposed 2012 volume requirements for all four categories of the RFS2 program, as well as 2013 volume requirements for biomass-based diesel. According to information released by the agency, the proposed volume requirements for 2012 are: 1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel (0.910%); 2 billion gallons of advanced biofuels (1.21%); 3.45-12.9 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels (0.002-0.010%); 15.2 billion gallons of total renewable fuels (9.210%). The EPA said that based on its analysis of market availability for cellulosic biofuels the agency is proposing volumes that are lower than the 500 million gallon target set by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. "EPA will continue to evaluate the market as it works to finalize the cellulosic standard in coming months", said the agency in a press release. "The agency remains optimistic that the commercial availability of cellulosic biofuel will continue to grow in the years ahead." If implemented as proposed, the 2012 volume requirements would increase the amount of renewable fuel that is required to be blended into U.S. fuel by 1.25 billion gallons over the amount mandated for 2011.
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24 June 2011 |
United States & Canada
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