JOHNSTON, IOWA, Oct. 18, 2017 - The EPA recently requested public comments on a proposal to lower the 2018 and 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biodiesel levels. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is calling on all biofuels supporters to respond and has launched an online portal to make it easy to be heard. “EPA should be increasing the proposed 2.1 billion-gallon biodiesel level, not seeking to cut it further,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “In 2016 the country used 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel. With biodiesel use on the rise year after year it is counter to the intent of the RFS for EPA to take a step backward. With many Iowa plants running below capacity, there is no doubt the U.S. biodiesel industry can easily rise to the challenge of higher volumes.” Renewable fuels supporters wishing to sign a petition supporting Iowa biofuels can go to The comment period closes on Oct. 19.

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