New Renewable Fuel Standard Released

Earlier this month, the EPA released the final regulations for the new Renewable Fuel Standard (or RFS2). The new rules require that 12.95 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into gasoline this year and that 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended by the year 2022. RFS2 also stipulates how much of the renewable fuels must be from cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, and advanced biofuels.

According to the EPA, the Renewable Fuel Standard will reduce “greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 13.1 million metric tons annually by 2012” which will be equal to having 2.3 million less cars on the road. For more information, visit: http://www.epa.gov/oms/renewablefuels/index.htm

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