The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out its long-awaited response to a petition that would expand sales of higher ethanol blends, but its proposal includes a delay that has already angered the biofuels industry.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to increase the amount of biofuels that must be blended with gasoline to meet requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the agency announced today.
A consent decree between the Environmental Protection Agency and biofuel trade association Growth Energy has been modified to give the Biden administration until the end of November to finalize its proposal for upcoming renewable fuels blending requirements.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan offered renewable fuel advocates a sign of hope Tuesday as he offered comments on what he wants to see from the looming biofuel volumes the agency is expected to propose later this year.
The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized blending requirements under the nation’s biofuel mandate and is calling for higher usage of renewable fuels this year as consumers face skyrocketing gas prices at the pump.
As stakeholders await the finalization of biofuel blending targets for 2021 and 2022 – as well as potential retroactive cuts to the 2020 RVO that enraged the biofuels industry – attention is shifting to how the agency might handle future announcements.