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EPA's Biofuel Mandate Hinges On Untested Plants

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 7:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is leaning on two brand-new facilities to produce all the cellulosic biofuel called for in its ambitious 2013 mandate, a high-risk move following last year’s massive shortfall in cellulosic production that could trigger new fights over the controversial standard.

The EPA last week proposed requiring fuel companies to blend 14 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels into national supplies this year, up from 8.65 million gallons last year, predicting a significant expansion in the industry. The agency said it would rely on...
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