EPA biofuel blending proposal scales back numbers dramatically

October 14, 2013 |

In Washington, the EPA’s proposal for biofuel blending requirements was leaked with a significant scale-back from to 15.21 billion gallons for 2014, and the report apparently acknowledges that the blend wall is an “important reality.” The cut, which slashes requirements from 18.15 billion gallons, almost a 3 billion gallon reduction, is a huge blow to the industry, but the admission that the blend wall exists and poses a threat could be even more harmful in the long run. Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, responded strongly: “Let me be clear: any plan to roll back the targets … under the guise of addressing the blend wall would be patently unlawful.”

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