Proposed Volume Standards for 2020, 2021, and 2022
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On December 7, 2021, EPA proposed a package of actions setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives.
|Total Renewable Fuel||17.13||18.52||20.77|
*All values are ethanol-equivalent on an energy consult basis, except for biomass-based diesel (BBD), which is biodiesel-equivalent.
**The 2020 and 2021 BBD volumes were established in previous RFS annual rulemakings.
EPA also proposed to add a 250-million-gallon “supplemental obligation” to the volumes proposed for 2022 and stated its intent to add another 250 million gallons in 2023. This would address the remand of the 2014-2016 annual rule by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in Americans for Clean Energy v. EPA.
To promote efficiency and opportunity in producing biofuels, this action also lays out a proposed regulatory framework to allow biointermediates to be included in the RFS program, while ensuring environmental and programmatic safeguards are in place.
This action also lays out a proposed regulatory framework to allow biointermediates to be included in the RFS program, while ensuring environmental and programmatic safeguards are in place.