Canadian Biomass Magazine

U.S. sets record 2017 biofuel targets

November 25, 2016
By Maria Church

Nov. 25, 2016 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has increased the target for total renewable fuel by 6 per cent compared to this year's requirement, a jump from what many in the industry were expecting.

In a statement on Wednesday the EPA set the target for total renewable fuel use at 19.28 billion gallons for 2017, higher than the 18.8 billion gallons the EPA initially proposed in May, Thomson Reuters reports.

“These final standards will boost production, providing for ambitious yet achievable growth of biofuels in the transportation sector,” EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Janet McCabe said in a statement.

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