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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.

Studies Raise Concerns About EV Electricity Costs, Biofuel Infrastructure

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - A Purdue University economist has released two separate studies -- one on electricity costs for California electric vehicle owners, another on infrastructure requirements for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The studies, both overseen by agricultural economist Wally Tyner, underscore issues that could hinder plans to expand use of these alternative fuels for vehicles.

EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency's renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2.

Researchers: EVs Key to Reducing Emissions, Oil Imports

HOUSTON - Electric cars hold greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard, according to research conducted by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2.

Biofuels Investment Bill Introduced

WASHINGTON - Congress members Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and Paul Hodes (D-NH) on May 20 introduced the Advanced Biofuel Investment Act of 2010, a bill aimed at spurring production and use of domestic biofuels.

EPA Sets Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Feb. 3 announced steps aimed at accelerating the development of biofuels, and the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule setting a new renewable fuels standard.

U.S. Report Examines Shift to Renewable Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A new report from the U.S. federal government projects that national energy consumption will grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2035, as the fossil fuel share of total U.S. energy use falls from 84 percent to 78 percent.