EPA releases RFS proposals for 2014-2016

The Environmental Protection Agency today released proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that show an increase in required blending, but still below statutory levels sought by the renewable fuels industry.

EPA's proposal reflects actual usage for 2014, but calls for increases in subsequent years. Janet McCabe, EPA's acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air, said the proposed volume requirements “will provide a strong incentive for continued investment and growth in biofuels.”