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  • Renewable fuel standard increased for 2009

    The 2009 renewable fuel standard (RFS) will be 10.21 percent to ensure that at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual overall renewable fuel volume targets, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a percentage-based ...

  • EPA Announces 2008 Renewable Fuels Standard

    Today, the EPA is setting a new renewable fuels standard (RFS) of 4.66 percent to meet the 2005 Energy Policy Act's mandate that at least 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline in 2008. Based on the standard, each party determines the minimum volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is used in its motor vehicle fuel. The standard for 2007 was 4.02 ...

  • BIO Welcomes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

    The Renewable Fuel Standard continues to ensure that the U.S. fuel market will be open to advanced and cellulosic biofuels as producers ramp up production. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of proposed RFS rules and volume projections for 2013: “This is a pivotal year for cellulosic and advanced biofuels. ...

  • EPA proposes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency"s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). The proposal announced today will be open for a 45-day public comment period and EPA will consider feedback from a range of stakeholders before the proposal is finalized. EPA continues to support the use of ...

  • EPA proposes 2014 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Developed with input from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture, the proposal seeks public input on annual volume requirements for renewable ...

  • EPA proposes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, reaching an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA ...

  • EPA Announces Final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

    On August 6, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed its belated final rule establishing the 2013 renewable volume obligations (RVO) for the four fuel categories that are part of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program under the Clean Air Act (CAA): cellulosic biofuel; biomass-based diesel; advanced biofuel; and total renewable fuel. These standards apply to all ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard Begins Saturday

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The nation's first renewable fuels standard, RFS, program is set to take effect on Saturday, September 1. Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the program will require all motor vehicle fuels to contain an escalating percentage of ethanol, biodiesel or other fuels made from renewable sources. The program grants credit for both renewable fuels ...

  • EPA finalizes 2011 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency’s renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) amended the Clean Air Act to greatly increase the total required volume of renewable fuels each year, reaching a level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To ...

  • EPA finalizes 2012 renewable fuel standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). EPA continues to support greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation sector every year through the RFS2 program, which encourages innovation, strengthens American energy security, and ...

  • EPA Announces Final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

    On August 6, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed its belated final rule establishing the 2013 renewable volume obligations (RVO) for the four fuel categories that are part of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program under the Clean Air Act (CAA): cellulosic biofuel; biomass-based diesel; advanced biofuel; and total renewable fuel. These standards apply to all ...


    By Acta Group

  • Canada`s 5% Renewable Fuels Standard Gets Green Light

    Release of milestone regulations will deliver on promise of economic growth & GHG reductions OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The Government of Canada today released its final regulations requiring ethanol and biodiesel blended transportation fuels in Canada. "This is a milestone day for renewable fuels in Canada," said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. ...

  • BIO Comments on EPA’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Rules

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). The comments emphasized that continued stable implementation of the RFS provides companies developing innovative new advanced and cellulosic biofuels confidence that the U.S. fuel market ...

  • Ethanol Industry Pleased With Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Waiver Request Denial

    The wait is over. The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 16 that it would not waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS), as had been officially requested in mid-August. The EPA had been considering the request for more ...


    By BBI International

  • White House OMB Reviews Final Changes To Standards For Renewable Fuels

    On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a draft final rule for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that would reduce the amount of biofuels that must be blended into the fuel supply in 2014, 2015, and 2016 from statutory requirements, as reported by Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Report on November 3, 2015. Details of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BIO Urges EPA and Congress to Stay the Course on the Renewable Fuel Standard

    Jim Greenwood, president & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today issued the following statement in reaction to a letter sent by 156 Members of the House of Representatives to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, where they urged the EPA to reduce the federal Renewable Fuel Standard: “Some Members of Congress want to ...

  • EPA extends comment period for renewable fuel standard program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the comment period by 60 days on its proposed rule revising the national Renewable Fuel Standard program, commonly referred to as RFS2. The original comment period was to end on July 27, 2009 and will now end on September 25, 2009. The proposed rule would dramatically increase the volume requirements for renewable fuels, establish four ...

  • Growth Energy and RFA to Hold Joint Press Conference on the Renewable Fuel Standard

     Following recent calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the current volume goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be holding a joint press conference to discuss the current drought, ethanol production and the unnecessary calls to waive the RFS. Additionally, RFA and Growth Energy will discuss the built ...


    By Growth Energy

  • Judge Questions EPA’s Delay in Issuing 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard Rule

    A federal appellate judge questioned during oral arguments April 7 the Environmental Protection Agency's “egregious” delay in issuing the 2013 renewable fuel standard blending requirements. “Why in the world is EPA so egregiously late on this, and why are they consistently [late]?” Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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