EPA Releases New Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it would require the U.S. oil industry to add 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels to the domestic fuel supply as part of its renewable fuel standard program designed to combat carbon pollution.

The finalized volumes, which represent 9.74 percent of the total fuel supply, include 1.28 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, 2.75 billion gallons of advanced biofuels and 6 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels, the EPA said.

“These standards reflect EPA’s updated production projections, which are informed by...
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