The Council submitted comments to EPA today on the proposed 2019 RVO. The Council is seeking improvements to the methodology used to forecast cellulosic biofuel production and faster fuel registration, among other things. See: ABBC_2019RVOCommentsFINAL
Enerkem testified today at an RFS hearing in Michigan. The message? Maintain the strong blending requirements, but no more misuse of waivers. Enerkem remarks: Enerkem_2019 RVO testimony
A broad coalition of agriculture, biofuel and research groups sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today, calling for proper treatment of corn kernel fiber cellulosic ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Full letter: Pruitt D3 Fiber Feb 15.
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.”