EPA 2013 Requirements Demonstrate the Flexibility of the RFS
(August 6, 2013) WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumetric requirements. For 2013, the EPA has waived the cellulosic requirement from the statutory level of 1 billion gallons to 6 million gallons, but retained the overall advanced biofuel and renewable fuel requirements. For 2013, the total RFS volumetric requirement is 16.55 billion gallons. Commenting on today's announcement, Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), said:
"First and foremost, by decreasing the cellulosic requirement by 99.4 percent to a very realistic, achievable number, the EPA has totally obliterated Big Oil's myth that the RFS is inflexible and unworkable. As in years past, the finalized annual requirements are a testament to the inherent flexibility that is the backbone of the RFS."
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