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Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): An Overview [August 01, 2017]   [open pdf - 680KB]

"Established by Congress as an amendment to the Clean Air Act, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates that U.S. transportation fuel contain a minimum volume of biofuel. The mandated minimum volume increases annually and must be met using both conventional biofuel (e.g., cornstarch ethanol) and advanced biofuel (e.g., cellulosic ethanol). For a biofuel to be applied toward the mandate, it must be used for certain purposes (transportation fuel, jet fuel, or heating oil) and meet certain environmental and biomass feedstock criteria."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43325
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2017-08-01
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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