The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has increased the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biodiesel volume requirement for 2013 at 1.28 billion gallons. The National Biodiesel Board said the move “represents a modest increase from the industry’s record production last year of nearly 1.1 billion gallons and puts the industry on course for steady, sustainable growth in the coming year. This decision will continue to diversify our fuel supplies so that we’re not so vulnerable to global petroleum markets and this endless cycle of price spikes.” The EPA has determined that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50% when compared with petroleum diesel.