ABBC on 2018 RVO: Missed Opportunity to Promote Rural Jobs, Innovation
By Advanced Biofuels
November 30, 2017 | 3:05 pm

ABBC Director Brooke Coleman issued the following statement today in response to EPA publishing the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):

“The Trump Administration deserves credit for rejecting political pressure to destabilize the RFS, but EPA’s failure to appreciably increase advanced biofuel levels brushes aside a huge opportunity to promote rural jobs and energy innovation. Unwarranted cuts to cellulosic biofuel targets send the wrong signal to global investors in this emerging industry. The cellulosic biofuels industry is growing and stands ready to drive the next great wave of manufacturing jobs across the heartland. There are things EPA can do quickly to unleash the full potential of cellulosic biofuels. We are not there yet with this rule, but we look forward to working with the Administration to get there.”