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Renewable Fuels Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations (RVO) has increased the volume requirement for cellulosic biofuel's to 418 million gallons under the federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

E15 Ethanol Blend to Become Common at the Pump

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected, on June 24, 2013, petitions to reconsider the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruling that allows the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15).

EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

For 2013, the program is proposing to implement the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007's requirement to blend more than 1.35 billion gallons of renewable fuels over the amount mandated for 2012.

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

WASHINGTON -- U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes.

EPA Proposes 2012 Standards for Four Fuels

WASHINGTON – In late June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories included in the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program.