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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Proposed Volume Standards for 2020, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021

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Rule Summary

On July 5, 2019, EPA issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for calendar year 2020. EPA also proposed biomass-based diesel volume standards for calendar year 2021. The proposed volume requirements are listed in the table below.

Proposed and Final Renewable Fuel Volume Requirements for 2019-2021
Statutory Volumes
Proposed Volumes
Proposed Volumes
Cellulosic biofuel (billion gallons) 0.42 10.50 0.54 n/a
Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons) 2.1 ≥1.0 N/Ac 2.43
Advanced biofuel (billion gallons) 4.92 15.00 5.04 n/a
Renewable fuel (billion gallons) 19.92 30.00 20.04 n/a

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

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