Biofuel Debate Rages in the U.S with EPA’s Proposal Failing to Please Everyone

Biofuel Debate Rages in the U.S with EPA’s Proposal Failing to Please Everyone More Americans have hit the road this year, thanks to the dwindling oil prices. The demand has grown and in the current year and is likely to scale 1.5 percent to almost 139 billion gallons as per the latest forecast by the government. That will be good enough to boost small amounts of ethanol quotas without violating the supposed "blend wall" which according to the refiners put a limit on blending at about ten percent of the total supply of gasoline and diesel.

If the data from the first quarter is considered then the amount may be even more as the use of gasoline in the quarter had increased by three percent or more which is the most rapid in a decade or more.

The Environmental Protection Agency's new proposal for renewable fuel did not make anyone happy starting from the corn farmers, the ethanol producers and also the bio fuel supporters. The goals revealed by the agency on Friday reconfirmed that a point of saturation is being hit for use of ethanol in fuel, which cannot be boosted till the time extra equipment and infrastructure are put in place.

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