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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Other Actions for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Analysis of Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Certain Feedstocks*

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Petitioner Feedstock
Green Vision Group Sugar beets Notice (PDF)(8 pp, 311 K, published July 26, 2017)
Plant Sensory Systems
Tracy Renewable Energy
Global Clean Energy Holdings and Emerald Biofuels, LLC Jatropha oil Notice (PDF) (14 pp, 291 K, published October 13, 2015)
Correction Notice (PDF) (1 pp, 173 K, published October 19, 2015)
Plant Oil Powered Diesel Fuel Systems, Inc.
National Cottonseed Products Association Cottonseed oil Notice (PDF) (8 pp, 258K,  published July 14, 2015)
Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc. Carinata oil Notice (PDF) (8 pp, 700K, published April 24, 2015)
Arvens Technology, Inc. Pennycress oil Notice (PDF) (6 pp, 353K, published March 20, 2015)
National Sorghum Producers Biomass sorghum Notice (PDF) (7 pp, 249K, published December 31, 2014)

Biofuel producers seeking to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of biofuel produced from the feedstocks listed in the table above will first need to submit a facility-specific petition. For more information see How to Submit a Complete Petition.  In evaluating such petitions, EPA will combine our assessments into a full lifecycle GHG analysis and determine whether the fuel produced at an individual facility satisfies the GHG emission reduction requirements of the Clean Air Act. EPA will analyze:

  • the feedstock production and growth information from the relevant Federal Register notice above
  • the petitioners’ biofuel production processing data
  • emissions associated with the transport and use of the finished biofuel

*The fuel pathway assessments that EPA has conducted for the Renewable Fuel Standard program are available on the Regulations and Standards and Approved Pathways pages.

Determination Letters

Company Request
Homestead
Evaluation of a pathway involving the use of yellow grease as heating oil.
Solazyme New pathway petition for biodiesel, renewable diesel and jet fuel made from Solazyme bio-oil.
Permeate Refining Letter Ethanol from factory byproducts.
Duonix Beatrice Letter Eligibility of biodiesel made from non-food grade corn oil feedstock using proprietary transesterification process.
Absolute Energy, LLC Letter Purchase of renewable energy certificates to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions factor associated with electricity used at facility.
White Energy Hereford, LLC Letter Purchase of renewable energy certificates to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions factor associated with electricity used at facility.