Those who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel must do so by Aug. 30. EPA proposed a cellulosic biofuel volume of 540 million gallons, representing a 122 million gallon increase from the 418-million-gallon 2019 volume requirement. Due the nested nature of the RFS RVOs, the implied RVOs for advanced biofuel and renewable fuel would remain at the 2019 level. The American Biogas Council has requested a cellulosic biofuel RVO of 650 million for biogas upgraded to RNG/Bio-CNG plus 662 million gallons to account for RINs using the renewable electricity pathway (eRINs) and an additional 85 million gallons to account for the a proportional reallocation of the 4 billion waived gallons over the last 3 years. In addition, ABC has asked for 1 billion gallons to be added to the advance biofuel RVO–the portion that should be reallocated from waived volumes. More >>