U.S. cellulosic-biofuel rule faces challenge from API

03/13/2012 | FuelFix.com

The American Petroleum Institute is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's cellulosic-biofuel mandate, saying that the program's minimum quota for fuel suppliers isn't presently achievable. Under the program, fuel suppliers will be required to place 8.65 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels into U.S. transportation fuels this year. "EPA's standard is divorced from reality and forces refiners to purchase credits for cellulosic fuels that do not exist," said Bob Greco, downstream and industry operations group director at API.

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