Biofuel senators urge EPA to maintain RFS volumes

Source: By Agri-Pulse • Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A bipartisan group of 12 senators is urging EPA not to reduce biofuel usage mandates for 2021 and 2022. One of the senators, Grassley, said EPA should set volumes of at least 15 billion gallons like the law requires. “The RVO for 2021 should include the court-ordered 500 million gallons which were illegally waived from the 2016 RVO,” he told reporters Tuesday. Small refiners argued in a March letter RFS volumes should be adjusted to account for the Energy Information Administration’s projection that 2021 gasoline consumption will be roughly 132 billion gallons. That is 7.5% below pre-pandemic levels.