S.1563: Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2013

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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2013 - Amends the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, with respect to the installation of renewable fuel pumps and tanks, to revise the ethanol content requirements for renewable fuel to mean any fuel which is at least 10% ethanol by volume.

Requires automobile manufacturers to ensure that at least 50% of 2015 and 2016 model year automobiles and light duty trucks manufactured for sale in the United States are dual fueled. Increases the minimum to 90% for 2017 and subsequent model years. (Excludes automobiles and light duty trucks that operate only on electricity.)

Requires the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to make grants to eligible facilities to pay the federal share of: (1) installing blender pump fuel infrastructure, including infrastructure necessary for the direct retail sale of ethanol fuel blends (including E-85 fuel); and (2) providing subgrants to direct retailers of such fuels for the installation of such infrastructure. Prohibi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.