Groups jointly applaud the proposed increases in cellulosic and advanced biofuels.
The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition), Energy Vision, National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments on August 17 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
The organizations collectively represent the full value chain of biogas-derived cellulosic biofuel under the RFS.
“The Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) industry is leading the way in the delivery of cellulosic biofuel in the United States, making up over 95 percent of our nation’s cellulosic biofuel production and generation of D3 Renewable Identification Numbers under the RFS,” said Johannes Escudero, RNG Coalition CEO, in a statement. “Our comments are supportive of EPA’s proposal to increase the 2019 minimum applicable volume for both cellulosic and advanced biofuels from 2018 to reflect the continued growth and investments being made in the RNG industry.”