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EPA pushes mandates just over the blend wall

EPA pushes mandates just over the blend wall

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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  • EPA pushes mandates just over the blend wall PDF - 282.55 KB 5 Pages, 1 Tables, 4 Figures
  • RFSinsight.xls XLS - 249.50 KB


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

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • How it works
    • Table 1. EPA proposed 2014-2016 renewable fuel standards
    • Chart 1. Ethanol demand in the US approaching 10%
    • Chart 2. US gasoline demand (mmbd) and yoy annual growth (kbd)
  • 2014-2015 Requirements
  • How to meet 2016 Requirements
    • Chart 3. Flex-fuel vehicles and station availability
    • Chart 4. Recent Ethanol RIN pricing
  • Conclusions
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