Q&A on EPA 2014 RFS Proposal

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received more than 15,000 comments on its 2014 proposed rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). According to the thousands of Third Way logocomments, should the renewable fuel volumes go forth as proposed, not only would the first generation biofuel industry be harmed, but significant harm would bestow advanced biofuel development including cellulosic ethanol and efforts to develop drop-in biofuels just as biojet fuels and algal-based biofuels.

In response to the many questions surround the proposed rule, with a big one being is it legal or does it go against statue, the online think tank, Third Way, has released a Q&A on EPA’s proposed rule to lower the 2014 renewable fuel volumes.

The document addresses questions on the importance of biofuels, Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS), the status of cellulosic ethanol and more.

biofuels, EPA, RFS