Renewable Fuel Standard
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency requiring transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuel. The original RFS program was created in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The program was expanded (RFS2) under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to require 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel blended into gasoline or diesel by 2022.
RFS2 was established to achieve significant pollution reduction, including greenhouse gas emissions, reduce imports of foreign oil, and encourage expansion of U.S. renewable fuel industries.
Renewable Natural Gas meets the highest standards of RFS2 for lifecycle GHG emission reduction.