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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 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.

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • Renewable Fuel Standard, corn and the farm economy

    The recent proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for biofuels will damage farmers and the rural economy. The RFS calls for increasing amounts of biofuels to be produced each year. This is the first time since the RFS went into effect that the EPA has lowered the requirement, and it reduces the total target by an astounding 16 ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • 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

  • BIO Responds to House Energy & Commerce White Paper on Renewable Fuel Standard

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today submitted comments to the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Bipartisan Review of the Renewable Fuel Standard with Examination of Agricultural Impacts. In a letter addressing the committee’s second white paper, “Agricultural Sector Impacts,” Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & ...

  • Groups urge EPA to release renewable fuels standard rulemaking

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) called on the Administration to follow a transparent, science based process in determining the rules for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), including the key issue of greenhouse gas emissions. “We must ensure biofuels are done right,” said Franz Matzner, acting legislative director for NRDC. “A key step is for ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • NPRA Calls on EPA to Reduce Unrealistic Renewable Fuel Standard

    The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association called on the Environmental Protection Agency today to reduce mandated volumes of cellulosic and advanced biofuels in gasoline and the total Renewable Fuel Standard this year. Gregory M. Scott, NPRA executive ...


  • EPA Delivers Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Requirements To OMB

    On October 19, 2016, EPA delivered the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards for 2018 via proposed rule to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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. ...


    By Renewable Industries Canada

  • 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

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