Biofuels industry wants RVO adjustment

The U.S. biofuels industry is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to increase Renewable Volume Obligations in the Renewable Fuel Standard through 2025. 

Tom Verry, the director of outreach and development with Clean Fuels Alliance America, says EPA’s proposal increased biomass-based diesel production by 50 million gallons, but more can be produced. 

“There’s market demand much higher than that at 500 million gallons per year, a big difference.”

Verry says the expansion of U.S. soy crush isn’t taken into consideration in the proposal, which could stifle the growth of renewable diesel and biodiesel production. 

“The federal government has said we want more of this and then, they say we don’t want that much. That’s a mixed signal,” he says. “We’ve already seen one crush project put on hold and we hope that can get back on track once there’s higher numbers.”

Verry says the alliance will continue its work in Washington D.C. to make these changes. EPA is expected to issue its final RVOs through 2025 in June. 

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