Bill aims to alter RVO process, definition for cellulosic biofuel

By Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine. 

Sen. Jeff Flake, R, Ariz., has introduced legislation that aims to amend the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to require the cellulosic requirement to be based on actual production and alter the statutory definition of cellulosic biofuels to exclude biogas-based fuels. 

Flake introduced the bill, S. 934, or the Phantom Fuel Reform Act, on April 14 and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. To date, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has signed on to cosponsor the measure.

A copy of the bill provided by Flake’s office indicates the measure would require the U.S. EPA to base the annual volume obligation (RVO) for cellulosic biofuel on actual production.