Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2018, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019
On November 30, 2017, EPA finalized volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2018 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, and biomass-based diesel for 2019. The final volume requirements are listed in the table below.
|Cellulosic biofuel (million gallons)||288||n/a|
|Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons)||2.1b||2.1|
|Advanced biofuel (billion gallons)||4.29||n/a|
|Renewable fuel (billion gallons)||19.29||n/a|
a All values are ethanol-equivalent on an energy content basis, except for BBD which is biodiesel-equivalent.
b The 2018 BBD volume requirement was established in the 2017 final rule (81 FR 89746, December 12, 2016).