Five Key Biofuels Issues for 2012

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The 2011 ethanol tax incentive might be gone, but the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is still in place. As a result, the upcoming year promises to see a great deal of legal activity surrounding ethanol use, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Here are five stories the organization is keeping an eye on in 2012:

1. First Commercial Availability of E15 Blends for Model Year 2001 and Newer Vehicles. RFA is working hard to finalize federal requirements to certify E15 blends. Once that happens, getting E15 blends into the marketplace becomes a state-by-state march, with some states such as Iowa and Illinois ready to go as soon as the federal requirements are completed. When E15 will first be legally available is still up in the air, but RFA is betting it happens in the first half of 2012.

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