The U.S. ethanol industry is ready to hit the ground running as the full Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is implemented beginning September 1.
According to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president Bob Dinneen, “The U.S. ethanol industry has worked diligently with the Environmental Protection Agency and our petroleum customers to ensure that the implementation of the RFS is as smooth as possible. The RFA has sponsored workshops, produced educational material and surveyed the industry and we are confident U.S. ethanol producers are prepared to meet the regulatory requirements of the full RFS. America’s ethanol producers look forward to the challenge of being a renewable energy industry that is standing up to meet America’s growing demand for energy.”
Starting September 1, 2007, the full RFS will be in effect, including the generation and transfer of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) used to track the amount of renewable fuels used.