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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

2018 Announcements for the Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA’s Report to Congress on the Environmental and Resource Conservation Impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program.

On June 29, 2018, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act, EPA issued its second report to Congress on the environmental and resource conservation impacts of the Renewable Fuels Standard program. This report is a synthesis of the peer reviewed scientific literature since 2011 on biofuel use and production impacts on air and water quality, water quantity, ecosystem health and biodiversity, soil quality, invasive species, and international land use change.

Public Hearing for Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2019, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing in Michigan on July 18, 2018 for the proposed rule ‘‘Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020.’’

Learn more about the Public Hearing.

Proposed Volume Standards for 2019, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020

On June 26, 2018, EPA issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for calendar year 2019. EPA also proposed biomass-based diesel volume standards for calendar year 2020.

Learn more about Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2019 and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020.

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