US EPA sets biodiesel volume for 2013 at 1.28 billion gallons

By The U.S. EPA | September 14, 2012

The U.S. EPA took action Sept. 14 to establish the amount of biodiesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Biobased diesel products are advanced biofuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and wastes oils from renewable sources.

“This action, which meets goals designated by Congress, is another step that strengthens America’s energy security by reducing dependence on foreign oil,” said EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.

EPA’s action sets the 2013 volume at 1.28 billion gallons under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established the second phase of the renewable fuel standard program (RFS2). EISA specifies a 1 billion gallon minimum volume requirement for the biomass-based diesel category for 2012 and beyond. 

The law also calls on EPA to increase the volume requirements after consideration of environmental, market, and energy-related factors. Today’s final action follows careful review of the many comments and additional information received since EPA proposed the volume in 2011.

 

 

 
 
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