The U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5.
The agency has proposed to set the 2020 RVO at 20.04 billion gallons, including 5.04 billion gallons of advanced biofuels, 2.43 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel and 540,000 gallons of cellulosic biofuel. The 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel was set last year at 2.43 billion gallons…“Specifically, the proposed 2020 RVO misses the mark in three ways: it does not come close to accounting for the full growth the biogas and RNG industry is experiencing today; it does not reallocate any of the hundreds of millions of gallons that have been eliminated by the flagrant and frequent issuance of hardship waivers; and once again, the RVO misses accounting for the gallons associated with the activation of the renewable electricity pathway that was approved in 2014,” said Patrick Serfass, executive director of the ABC. More >>