The Environmental Protection Agency Monday released the proposed 2011 percentage standards for its Renewable Fuel Standard.
The standard serves as a guide for the volumes of renewable fuel that fuel refiners, importers and blenders must ensure is used in transportation fuel, EPA said.
The proposed volumes are:
• Biomass-based diesel: 0.80 billion gallons; 0.68%
• Advanced biofuels: 1.35 billion gallons; 0.77%
• Cellulosic biofuels: 5 – 17.1 million gallons; 0.004% – 0.015%
• Total renewable fuels: 13.95 billion gallons; 7.95%
Public comments for the proposed volumes are due to the EPA 30 days after the proposed standards were released.
Click here for more information from EPA and how to submit a comment. (EPA Web site.)