29 Nov '16, 1pm

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

Stephen Edelstein Nov 29, 2016 Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol Enlarge Photo Despite pressure to lower the amount of ethanol blended into the U.S. fuel supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boosted its proposed ethanol volume for 2017. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard enacted in 2007, specific quantities of ethanol must be blended the national fuel supply. Recently, critics have tried to cap that amount. But final ethanol volumes announced by the EPA late last Wednesday even exceed the amounts the agency itself proposed in May. DON'T MISS: Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum The EPA is now calling for 19.2 billion gallons of ethanol and other biofuels to be added to the fuel supply in 2017. That represents an increase of 1.2 billion gallons from 2016 to 2017, according to the agency. It's also...

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