Council Reacts to Proposed 2018 RVO
By Advanced Biofuels
July 5, 2017 | 8:32 pm

ABBC’s Executive Director Brooke Coleman released the following statement today in response to EPA’s proposed 2018 RFS Required Volume Obligation (RVO):

“EPA’s proposal fails to build on last year’s growth in advanced biofuels, but we’re hopeful that this administration’s vocal commitment to homegrown biofuels will be reflected in the final rule. Targets for conventional biofuels are solid, and there’s no reappearance of impropriate waivers that drive needless investment uncertainty. Yet EPA’s proposal misses an opportunity to drive U.S. leadership in cellulosic fuels and create new economic opportunities across the heartland.”

 “Advanced and cellulosic biofuels are the future of the RFS. If finalized, reductions to those targets – however small – will only pull us off the path toward American energy dominance. The argument that softening federal targets would protect domestic producers simply doesn’t hold up to the numbers. We do not have RFS-related issues with imports, but rolling back advanced targets will undoubtedly cede ground to other countries in the race to commercialize new biofuel technologies.”

“We look forward to working with the agency to accelerate the commercialization of cellulosic biofuels in the final rule.”