The National Biodiesel Board is somewhat displeased with the EPA’s renewable volume obligations for biomass-based diesel volumes in 2020 at 2.43 billion gallons. NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen says the EPA is setting volumes lower than the agency acknowledges will be produced. “The industry regularly fills 90 percent of the annual advanced biofuel requirement. Nevertheless, the agency continues to use its maximum waiver authority to set advanced biofuel requirements below attainable levels,” says Rehagen. “The method is inconsistent with the RFS program’s purpose, which is to drive growth in production and use of advanced biofuels such as biodiesel.”
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