Monday, July 12, 2010

Renewable Fuel Standard RFS2 For 2011 Proposed

US 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; the proposed 2011 overall volumes and standards are:

Biomass-based diesel: 0.80 billion gallons; 0.68 %
Advanced biofuels: 1.35 billion gallons; 0.77 %
Cellulosic biofuels: 5 – 17.1 million gallons; 0.004 – 0.015 %
Total renewable fuels: 13.95 billion gallons; 7.95 %

EPA is also proposing changes to the RFS2 regulations that would potentially apply to renewable fuel producers who use canola oil, grain sorghum, pulpwood, or palm oil as a feedstock.

EPA is seeking public comment on the renewable fuel standards and the proposed changes to the RFS2 regulations, which are due 30 days following publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register.

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