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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2019, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020

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Rule Summary

On November 30, 2018, EPA finalized volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. The final volume requirements are listed in the table below.

Final Volume Requirementsa
  2017 2018 2019 2020
Cellulosic biofuel (million gallons) 311 288 418 n/a
Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons) 2.0 2.1 2.1b 2.43
Advanced biofuel (billion gallons) 4.28 4.29 4.92 n/a
Renewable fuel (billion gallons) 19.28 19.29 19.92 n/a

a All values are ethanol-equivalent on an energy content basis, except for BBD which is biodiesel-equivalent.
 b The 2019 BBD volume requirement was established in the 2018 final rule (82 FR 58486, December 12, 2017).

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