JANUARY 2008

2008 renewable fuels standard issued by EPA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting a new renewable fuels standard (RFS) of 4.66 percent to meet the 2005 Energy Policy Act’s mandate that at least 5.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels be blended into transportation gasoline in 2008.

Based on the standard, each party determines the minimum volume of renewable fuel that it must ensure is used in its motor vehicle fuel. The standard for 2007 was 4.02 percent, equating to roughly 4.7 billion gallons. The overall volume target increases every year, reaching 7.5 billion gallons in 2012.

For additional information on the RFS Notice of 2008 Requirement, visit www.epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels.