EPA Announces Date To Close Comments On RFS Proposal

Spencer, IA: (Dec. 04, 2013) – The comment period for the proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard will close January 28th.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month released the long-awaited proposed RVOs for 2014, which includes a reduction in the overall mandate of nearly 3 billion gallons to 15.21 billion gallons. In a statement, the EPA said the adjustments are “…intended to put the program on a manageable trajectory while supporting growth in renewable fuels over time.”

The EPA’s proposal calls for roughly 13 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol, 1.27 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, 2.2 billion gallons of advanced biofuel, and 17 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, for a total of 15.21 billion gallons.

EPA says it expects to have a final rule in the first quarter of 2014.