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The Great RFS Debate!

Sep 06, 2013

Pro Farmer Extra

- From the Editors of Pro Farmer newsletter -

September 6, 2013

EPA sends proposed 2014 RFS volume reqs to OMB

EPA sent its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume mandates to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review on Aug. 30. EPA is required to issue the final standard by Nov. 30, but the agency has missed the deadline in recent years. The RFS mandates 18.15 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into the fuel supply in 2014, up from the 16.55 billion gallons required in 2013. The 2014 requirement includes 3.75 billion gallons of advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel. But in an Aug. 15 announcement, EPA said it is willing to reduce the 2014 blending mandate to avoid reaching the ethanol blend wall.

The great RFS debate!

Two of the most passionate voices in the industry, Bob Dinneen of the Renewable Fuels Association and Colin Woodall of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will face off on live radio in a Renewable Fuels Standard debate on AgriTalk. The broadcast from the House Agriculture Committee hearing room starts at 10:06 a.m. CT, Sept. 12. Visit to find your local radio affiliate or listen to the live web stream.



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