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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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Estimates the cost-effectiveness, greenhouse gas savings, and additional technical potential for using renewable methane from sustainable feedstocks in France, Italy, and Spain in 2030

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.

2018.11.05

Estimates the cost-effectiveness, greenhouse gas savings, and additional technical potential for using renewable methane from sustainable feedstocks in France, Italy, and Spain in 2030

Publication: Working paper
2018.10.18
Production of cellulosic biofuel is expected to fall nearly 7 billion gallons short of meeting the statutory Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume for this type of advanced biofuel in 2018, which has forced the EPA to lower targets for th
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2018.09.17
In a rule released last month, EPA became the first regulatory body to accurately account for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from displacing waste, residue, and
Blog Post
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

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