Thirty-eight Senators write EPA administrator demanding stronger support for advanced biofuels under RFS

October 9, 2017 |

In Washington, 38 Senators have written a letter to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that the 2018 blending mandate for advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard is sufficiently high to drive growth in the biofuels industry. The preliminary volumes proposed would keep conventional ethanol levels at the intended 15 billion gallons but significantly cuts back on advanced biofuels volumes that will hurt investment and set the industry’s advancement backwards. Other proposals seek to allow imports to continue to generate RINs while reducing the blending mandate by the quantity of biodiesel no longer expected from Argentina. What’s more, the EPA plans to allow ethanol exports to also generate RINs.

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