EPA Adds Natural Gas From Landfills to Renewable Fuels Program

Jul 02, 2014 8:54 pm ET

July 2 (Bloomberg) -- The Environmental Protection Agency said natural gas from landfills that is compressed or liquefied can be classified as a cellulosic biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard, a decision that could boost the use of natural gas in vehicles.

The decision covers natural-gas fuels produced from biogas that comes from landfills, water-treatment facilities or farms. It also covers electricity produced from those sources.

The EPA issued two rules about the RFS today, as it also established procedures for handling any fraud in the system.