Last week, the governments of the United States, Brazil and the European Union (EU) released an analysis of current biofuel specifications with the goal of facilitating expanded trade of these renewable energy sources. Spurred by increased market demands, the report was solicited by the U.S. and Brazilian governments and the European Commission (EC) on behalf of the EU, with the work conducted by an international group of fuel standards experts.

"This important analysis will enable industry stakeholders to focus their efforts to enhance compatibility in biofuel standards, where practical, on those areas that will provide the greatest return. This effort can lead to lower biofuel costs for end users." -- Mary Saunders, Chief, Standards Services Division, Technology Services, NIST