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February 6, 2013

EPA proposes Renewable Fuel Standard for 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 31 proposed the required quantities for the various categories for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2013.  A Federal Register notice is to be published shortly with a 45-day comment period.  For total renewable fuels, EPA is proposing 16.55 billion gallons; for advanced biofuels, the proposal is 2.75-billion gallons; for biomass-based diesel, the quantity is 1.28-billion gallons; and for cellulosic biofuels, it is 14-million gallons. The 2013 RFS for corn-based ethanol is 13.8 billion gallons.  For 2013, EPA is proposing to implement the requirement of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to blend more than 1.35-billion gallons of renewable fuels over the amount mandated for 2012. Read More

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