Energy Department Issues Biodiesel Credits Rule

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Energy Department has issued a final rule allowing biodiesel fuel to qualify as an alternative fuel for light duty fleets. Passed in 1992, the Energy Policy Act requires vehicle fleets to purchase alternative fueled vehicles. Now biodiesel can satisfy that requirement. The new rule also establishes procedures for fleets to request tax credits for specified biodiesel fuel use.