EPA provides guidance on corn kernel fiber pathway

May 9, 2019 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has provided guidance on how to demonstrate that an analytical method for determining the cellulosic converted fraction of corn kernel fiber co-processed with starch at a traditional ethanol facility satisfies the applicable regulatory requirements. Public confidence in the volumes of cellulosic ethanol produced under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program is important to the integrity of the program.

Affected stakeholders have sought clarification regarding what EPA will accept with regard to methods for determining the cellulosic converted fraction. The intent of the guidance is to explain the agency’s interpretation of our regulatory requirements and to articulate clear criteria for the type of analysis and demonstrations that EPA believes would be an appropriate basis for registration under the program.

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