Release Date: 09/14/2012
Contact Details: Trina Milbourn (Press Only) milbourn.trina@environmental protection agency.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (Environmental protection agency) today required action to determine the quantity of bio-diesel items needed to become incorporated in diesel fuel marketplaces in 2013. Bio-based diesel items are advanced bio-fuels that come from sources which include vegetable oils and wastes oils from renewable sources.
“This action, which meets goals designated by Congress, is yet another step that fortifies America’s energy security by reduction of reliance on foreign oil,” stated Environmental protection agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.
EPA’s action sets the 2013 volume at 1.28 billion gallons underneath the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) which established the 2nd phase from the Renewable Fuel Standards program. EISA identifies a 1 billion gallon minimum volume requirement of the biomass-based diesel category for 2012 and beyond.
What the law states also calls on Environmental protection agency to improve the amount needs after thought on environment, market, and-related factors. Today’s final action follows careful review of the numerous comments and extra information received since Environmental protection agency suggested the amount this year.