The Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed a letter sent by Govs. Kim Reynolds (R-IA), Mike Parson (R-MO), and Jim Pillen (R-NE) to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, asking the agency to substantially increase the biomass-based diesel (BBD) and advanced biofuels volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023, 2024 and 2025. The letter points out that the Environmental Protection Agency proposed BBD volumes below 3 billion gallons through 2025, even though the U.S. industry produced more than 3 billion gallons in 2022. EPA is expected to finalize the RFS volumes by June 14.
“Considerable investments by biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, oilseed processors, and farmers in our states will be put at risk without a true upward trajectory for the RFS volumes,” the governors write.
“Limiting rural economic development and hindering opportunities for farmers in our states is the wrong approach,” the letter continues. “Adding to the supply of fuel, expanding agriculture markets, and supporting rural economies is the right thing to do right now.”
“Domestic biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel producers, soybean growers and processors, and many other allied industries are looking to EPA to deliver on the promise of an upward trajectory for RFS volumes,” stated Kurt Kovarik, Vice President of Federal Affairs with Clean Fuels. “Our members have made significant investments to grow the industry, and those investments are already paying off.”
Clean Fuels Alliance press release