22 Jun '11, 12pm

EPA sets 2012 renewable fuel standard proposal at 15.2 billion gallons

EPA sets 2012 renewable fuel standard proposal at 15.2 billion gallons

EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards, 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Volume Release date: 06/21/2011 Contact Information: EPA Press Office Cathy Milbourn [email protected] 202-420-8648 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed 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. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established the annual renewable fuel volume targets, which steadily increase to an overall level of 36 billion gallons in 2022. To achieve these volumes, EPA calculates a percentage-based standard for the following year. Based on the standard, each refiner, importer, and non-oxygenate blender of gasoline or diesel determ...

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