Renewable Fuel Standard

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The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a USA federal program that requires transportation fuel sold in the U.S. to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels. The RFS originated with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and was expanded and extended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).


The RFS program requires renewable fuel to be blended into transportation fuel in increasing amounts each year, escalating to 36 billion gallons by 2022. Each renewable fuel category in the RFS program must emit lower levels of greenhouse gases relative to the petroleum fuel it replaces.[1]


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the RFS program with volume requirements for several categories of renewable fuels.[2]


  1. ^ "Renewable Fuel Standard". US Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Renewable Fuel Standard". US Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 15 January 2013.