Lawmakers urge EPA to issue RFS volume proposals

Source: By Agri-Pulse Daybreak • Posted: Monday, August 2, 2021

A bipartisan group of 29 lawmakers known as the House Biofuels Caucus are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to issue renewable volume obligations in the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2021 and 2022 and increase advanced biomass-based diesel volumes for 2022 and 2023. “Low-carbon advanced biofuels are important to states and cities that are pursuing carbon reduction goals for clean, low-carbon transportation and home heating programs,” the letter reads. Biomass-based diesel reduces carbon emissions by an average of 74% compared to petroleum diesel, lawmakers noted. The EPA has yet to issue proposed volume requirements for 2021. The agency must finalize proposed volumes by Nov. 30, according to the RFS