Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | May 5, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says US EPA announces its goals for renewable fuels required by Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

U.S. EPA announced its strategy for increasing the supply of renewable fuels, poised to reach 36 billion gallons by 2022, as mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (“EISA”).  EPA’s plan included the requirements for:

  • cellulosic biofuels;  
  • biomass-based diesel;
  • advanced biofuels; and
  • total renewable fuel.

 In 2022, EPA’s proposal would require refiners to brew:

  •  16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuels;
  • 15 billion gallons annually of conventional biofuels;
  • 4 billion gallons of advanced biofuels; and
  • 1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel.

 A 60-day comment period on this proposal will begin upon publication in the Federal Register. During the comment period EPA will hold a public workshop on lifecycle analysis to assure full understanding of the analyses conducted, the issues addressed and the options that are discussed. 

 More information: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels/index.htm

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