Biofuels are fuels developed by converting biomass into liquid fuels for transportation. Sources of biomass for biofuels includes grassy and woody plants, agriculture or forestry residues, algae, crops such as corn and soybeans, vegetable oils and animal fats. Biofuels have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
The two most common types of biofuels in use today are ethanol and biodiesel. A large number of ethanol and biodiesel facilities are located in Region 7. Therefore, Region 7 provides information on the various federal environmental requirements applicable to biofuel production.
- Alternative Fuels Data Center, U.S. Department of Energy - This website provides information on alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, fleets, resources, etc.
- Alternative Fuel Refueling Station Locator, U.S. Department of Energy
- Clean Cities Information, U.S. Department of Energy - Public/private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles, and build infrastructure
- Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy - Provides estimated consumption of alternative fuels, number of alternative fuel vehicles in use, survey data, articles, etc.
- Facts for Consumers: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Alternative Vehicle Fuels, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
For more information, please contact:
Ward A. Burns
Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7
Air and Waste Management Division
Air Permitting and Compliance Branch
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101