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Could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 86 percent

Keeping in line with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that it will need 800 million gallons of biodiesel in the United States domestic market in 2011.

The EISA "expanded" the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2), which has volume requirements for Biomass-based Diesel, undifferentiated Advanced Biofuels and Cellulosic Biofuels. Biodiesel is the only commercially accepted U.S.-made Advanced Biofuel that fits the description of an undifferentiated Advanced Biofuel and Biomass-based diesel, and it can cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 86 percent when made from animal fats, agricultural oils, and waste greases. 

The EPA, under the RFS2 program, must determine applicable percentage standards "for each compliance year prior to November 30" of the year before, and then publishes it. Today's published document from the EPA has initiated the finalization of this rule and will kickstart the 2011 volume requirements provided by the RFS2.

"We applaud EPA for this announcement and for reaffirming the common sense notion that we should displace petroleum diesel fuel with Advanced Biofuels like biodiesel," said Manning Feraci, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board. "This notice demonstrates to all actors in the fuels marketplace that the volume goals for Biomass-based Diesel provided for by law in the RFS2 program will be met and that 800 million gallons of biodiesel must be used in 2011."

The EPA hopes to mix 13.95 billion gallons of biofuels into the fuel supply, which is a total of 7.95 percent of all fuel used by U.S. vehicles. This is an increase of 1 billion gallons from the 2010 target of 12.95 billion gallons, and of this total, 800 million gallons of biodiesel must be mixed into the United States' overall diesel supply. 

Biofuel producers are concerned with whether these production levels can be reached due to biodiesel prices being much more expensive than regular diesel. Producers would like to see Congress pass a $1 per gallon biodiesel tax once again, since it expired last year, in order to make biodiesel more affordable. 

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What about human fat?
By Digimonkey on 7/20/2010 8:16:13 AM , Rating: 5
Make liposuction more affordable since you can reuse the fat to make fuel. We appear to have a never ending amount of fat people in America, and selling someone their fat ass back to them would really bring out the brilliance of capitalism.

RE: What about human fat?
By mattclary on 7/20/2010 8:45:24 AM , Rating: 5
It would be a great way for the fat chick I saw buying a bag of chips with food stamps the other day to give a little back. ;)

RE: What about human fat?
By nafhan on 7/20/2010 8:54:20 AM , Rating: 5
I hear you can make some really nice soap from that stuff, too...

RE: What about human fat?
By Pirks on 7/20/2010 2:02:26 PM , Rating: 2
...if you get insomnia first

RE: What about human fat?
By callmeroy on 7/20/2010 9:01:31 AM , Rating: 1
A couple thoughts on this come to mind...

1) Seriously if we can/could make use of fat to use as an energy source for our vehicles...(we'd need some chemicals though to make it smell better though...since raw fat is a horrid smell...seriously...its nasty) ..I say go for it.

2) I'm not claiming any of you posting on this thread are fat yourselves, so don't mis-understand my comment here (on the hand maybe you are...) but doesn't it amuse you just a little bit knowing the stats like something like 1-in-6 adults in the USA are considered obese and I forget the stats for how many folks (kids included) are 30 pounds or more than their suggested healthy weight -- but its really high, like 80% or something. But yet on the Internet when Americans make comments about how our country is full of fatties...its NEVER the people talking on the board that are one of said fatties....

Isn't that just odd....statisically fat people are EVERYWHERE in this country, you go to a mall you see them, you go to the movies you see them...everywhere SOMEONE is at least noticeably overweight or ENORMOUS.....but once you talk about it on the Internet...everyone on your facebook, website forum or whatever are all perfectly fit with six pack abs and hard bodies? ....cracks me up.....

RE: What about human fat?
By FITCamaro on 7/20/2010 12:08:25 PM , Rating: 2
The 1 in 6 are obese figure uses the flawed BMI scale though. I'm not trying to say that a lot of people aren't fat, just not as many as that would imply. You can be a completely ripped person with barely any body fat and be considered obese according to BMI.

RE: What about human fat?
By FITCamaro on 7/20/2010 12:20:53 PM , Rating: 2
Oh and I'm no clothing model but at 6'1" and 215 lbs I'm not bad off. Since I bought a house haven't been able to go to the gym so put back on some of the weight I'd lost. Would like to get back to 205. Just gotta eat right and start doing cardio again. Will be shortly.

RE: What about human fat?
By Anoxanmore on 7/20/2010 2:27:35 PM , Rating: 2
Fatty. :P

I'm happy with my BMI of 23. :)

Also there aren't a lot of people the BMI isn't accurate for.

FIT you should be at most 189lbs. :)

RE: What about human fat?
By Reclaimer77 on 7/20/2010 2:33:07 PM , Rating: 2
Aren't you a chick? How about listing your weight instead of an ambiguous BMI. If you are more than 95 pounds, you're fat, of course :)

RE: What about human fat?
By Anoxanmore on 7/20/2010 3:24:16 PM , Rating: 2
You of all people Relcaimer should know to not ask a woman her weight nor age, and 95 would be fine if I was like 4' 8"

However, I am not that short. In fact I am considerably taller than most average women (avg of US is 5'4")

RE: What about human fat?
By Reclaimer77 on 7/20/2010 3:42:05 PM , Rating: 2
I require pictures for reference, of course :P hahah

You know, "trust but verify" and all :)

RE: What about human fat?
By Anoxanmore on 7/20/2010 3:58:00 PM , Rating: 2
LOL if you are serious about picture(s) I'd be happy to allow YOU and only YOU to view my public photobucket. :)

RE: What about human fat?
By Reclaimer77 on 7/20/2010 4:24:38 PM , Rating: 2
Let's just say I'm sufficiently curious now. Sure, why not lol.

RE: What about human fat?
By Anoxanmore on 7/20/2010 4:40:07 PM , Rating: 2
Ok, then you need to give me 30 minutes from now so I can get home and work out how to contact you :)

RE: What about human fat?
By Reclaimer77 on 7/20/2010 5:23:01 PM , Rating: 2
RE: What about human fat?
By alanore on 7/20/2010 5:31:10 PM , Rating: 2
a/s/l ;-)

RE: What about human fat?
By Anoxanmore on 7/20/2010 5:36:50 PM , Rating: 2
Ok sent the email with my url :)

RE: What about human fat?
By Spuke on 7/20/2010 6:55:09 PM , Rating: 2
LOL! Dude! Not here!

PS - Can you send some to DirkDiggler@longjohn .com?

RE: What about human fat?
By rcc on 7/20/2010 1:00:28 PM , Rating: 2
We, and the rest of the world, have a surfeit of stupid people too. Should we render then down and get them out of the gene pool?

"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain

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