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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Proposed Volume Standards for 2018, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019

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Rule Summary

On July 5, 2017 EPA issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for calendar year 2018.  EPA also proposed biomass-based diesel volume standards for calendar year 2019.  The proposed volume requirements are listed in the table below. 

Proposed Volume Requirementsa
  2018 2019
Cellulosic biofuel (million gallons) 238 n/a
Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons) 2.1b 2.1
Advanced biofuel (billion gallons) 4.24 n/a
Renewable fuel (billion gallons) 19.24 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).

Additional Resources

Proposed rule (PDF)(40 pp, 598 K, published July 21, 2017, About PDF)

EPA held a public hearing in Washington, D.C. on August 1, 2017 for the proposed rule ‘‘Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019.’’ (PDF)(2 pp, 212 K, published July 18, 2017, About PDF)