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Federal Renewable Fuel Standard

The Energy Bill signed into law late in 2007 expanded requirements for renewable fuel to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply, which should stimulate further production of renewable projects including biodiesel production projects.  A summary table of the new fuel standard follows.  

FEDERAL RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD (in billion gallons)

Year Renewable Fuel Advanced Biofuel Cellulosic Biofuel Biomass-based Biodiesel  
2006   4.0      
2007   4.7        
2008   9.0        
2009   11.1   0.6     0.5  
2010   12.95   0.95   0.1   0.65  
2011   13.95   1.35   0.25   0.80
2012   15.2   2.0   0.5   1.0
2013   16.55   2.75   1.0    
2014   18.15   3.75 1.75    
2015   20.5   5.5   3.0    
2016   22.25   7.25   4.25  
2017   24.0   9.0   5.5    
2018   26.0   11.0   7.0    
2019   28.0   13.0   8.5    
2020   30.0   15.0   10.5    
2021   33.0   18.0   13.5    
2022   36.0   21.0   16.0    

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