EPA OKs Two New Biofuel Crops For Renewable Fuel Program

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule approving the use of two new crops for biofuel production, after adding controls designed to counter concerns from environmentalists over the crops’ potential to act as invasive species.

The rule, which went into effect June 28, allows for the use of napier grass and giant reed as feedstocks for cellulosic biofuel. Renewable fuel made from the plants meets necessary greenhouse gas, or GHG, reduction targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program, which allows for biofuel to...
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