EPA Proposes 2020 Renewable Fuel Volumes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program that would set the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2020, as well as the biomass-based diesel volume standard for calendar year 2021.

Under the proposal, according to the federal agency, conventional renewable fuel volumes, primarily met by corn ethanol, would be maintained at the implied 15 billion gallon target set by Congress. The EPA is also proposing an advanced biofuel volume requirement for 2020 of 5.04 billion gallons, which is 0.12 billion gallons higher than the advanced biofuel volume requirement for 2019.

By NGT News

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