Clean Fuels Says EPA Underestimates Biomass-Based Diesel Infrastructure in RFS

Written on: January 10, 2023 by ICM

Clean Fuels Alliance America claims the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2023 and beyond underestimate the industry’s existing production and significant investments in new capacity, such as in the soybean and canola industries.

“The volumes EPA is proposing for 2023, 2024 and 2025 ignore the more than 3 billion gallons currently in the market and fail to take into account the planned growth of the clean fuels sector,” said Clean Fuels VP of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik.

While the organization appreciates EPA’s final rule, which will generate even more biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuel gallons and a more diverse feedstock supply, potential growth is not accounted for in the proposed volumes as well as the significant jobs and wage creation that will result from these investments. When setting RFS volumes, EPA must consider the infrastructure and rate of future commercial production for advanced biofuels, Clean Fuels said.