January 29, 2013

Court rejects EPA biofuel mandate

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday  canceled a mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency that required refiners to buy cellulosic biofuels as a way of supporting the nascent alternative fuel industry.  Cellulosic biofuel is ethanol fermented from products other than corn, which is the major source of biofuel production in the United States. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the mandate for 2012, which would have held oil refiners accountable for purchasing 8.65 million of gallons of the biofuel even though none is  commercially available for sale, was based on flawed projections.  Read More 



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