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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2020, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021

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Rule Summary

On December 19, 2019, EPA finalized volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, and biomass-based diesel for 2021. The final volume requirements are listed in the table below.

Final Volume Requirementsa
  2019 2020
Statutory Volumes
Proposed Volumes
Final Volumes
Final Volumes
Cellulosic biofuel (billion gallons) 0.42 10.50 0.54 0.59 n/a
Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons) 2.1 ≥1.0 n/a 2.43 2.43
Advanced biofuel (billion gallons) 4.92 15.00 5.04 5.09 n/a
Renewable fuel (billion gallons) 19.92 30.00 20.04 20.09 n/a

a All values are ethanol-equivalent on an energy content basis, except for BBD which is biodiesel-equivalent.

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