Topics / Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2)

The United States' primary regulation mandating the supply of biofuels, administered by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Places requirements for the minimum annual supply of biofuel split into three categories: corn ethanol; cellulosic biofuel; advanced biofuel. Primary source on-line: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/index.htm.

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Projects the domestic production and consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel feedstocks through 2022. 

Overview of the main elements of the proposed rule, how it differs from the 2016 rule, and what it means for different types of biofuel pathways and blends.

Policy update on EPA’s final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014–2016, summarizing differences from the proposal and indications concerning EPA’s approach to implementing the RFS beyond 2016.

2017.07.11
The Trump administration has voiced general support for the country’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but how its imp
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2016.08.22
Regulators’ recent proposal for 2017-18 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) mandates continue the EPA’s trend of requiring increased blending of biomass-based diesel (BBD, a category that includes biodiesel and renewable diesel).
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2016.07.11
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2016.07.11
Projects the domestic production and consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel feedstocks through 2022. 
Publication: Working paper
2016.06.03

Overview of the main elements of the proposed rule, how it differs from the 2016 rule, and what it means for different types of biofuel pathways and blends.

Publication: Policy update
2016.01.25
On December 18, 2016, the U.S.
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2015.12.11

Policy update on EPA’s final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014–2016, summarizing differences from the proposal and indications concerning EPA’s approach to implementing the RFS beyond 2016.

Publication: Policy update
2015.08.17
EPA’s recently released proposal for 2014-2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (
Blog Post
2014.09.04

A detailed but accessible overview of the concept of indirect land use change and the way that ILUC emissions are estimated. Identifies factors that determine the size of ILUC effects when biofuel demand increases and shows how they are handled in the most important models used in the U.S. and EU.

Publication: Report

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