EPA pushes mandates just over the blend wall

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Report summary

The EPA has recently proposed 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standards, revising downward from the original implementation due to falling demand and inability to blend higher percentages of ethanol into the gasoline pool. This insight explores the size of the impact and what will be done to meet the new targets.

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Table of contents

    • Introduction
  • How it works
  • 2014-2015 Requirements
  • How to meet 2016 Requirements
    • Could 2016 be a repeat of 2013 or not?
    • Is it attainable?

Tables and charts

This report includes 5 images and tables including:


  • Chart 1. Ethanol demand in the US approaching 10%
  • Chart 2. US gasoline demand (mmbd) and yoy annual growth (kbd)
  • Chart 3. Flex-fuel vehicles and station availability
  • Chart 4. Recent Ethanol RIN pricing


  • Table 1. EPA proposed 2014-2016 renewable fuel standards

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