On October 15, USEPA announced plans to begin preliminary research on lifecycle impacts of its renewable fuel standard. The objectives of the study are to determine whether USEPA: 1) complied with the reporting requirements of laws authorizing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS); and 2) updated the lifecycle analysis supporting the RFS with findings from the statutorily mandated National Academy of Sciences 2011 study on biofuels, the EPA’s 2011 Report to Congress on the Environmental Impacts of Biofuels, as well as any subsequent reports or relevant research on lifecycle impacts of biofuels.


The anticipated benefits of this project are to ensure public health and the environment are protected by verifying USEPA is complying with reporting requirements, and is considering statutorily mandated studies when promulgating the RFS.

For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1jErGJf.