The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday its Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) requirements for 2011. The final requirements fall in line with the agency’s proposed rule from earlier in the year.
The total RFS2 requirement for 2011 will remain at 13.95 billion gallons. Of this amount, 12.6 billion gallons will be starch-based ethanol. The remaining 1.35 billion gallons will be a combination of biodiesel and other advanced biofuels, including a 6.6 million gallon requirement specifically for cellulosic biofuels which is lower than original targets established when the RFS2 became law.
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