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EPA asked to reconsider advanced biofuels RFS levels

Hearing before EPA officials highlights how cellulosic and biodiesel mandated levels don’t accurately reflect market push and current production capacity.

At a hearing on the 2018 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Tuesday, biofuel supporters welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s conventional renewable fuel volumes but expressed concerns with overall volume levels, particularly the lower volumes for cellulosic and biodiesel.

Keith Alverson, a farmer from Chester, S.D., and a member of the National Corn Growers Assn. (NCGA) board of directors, praised EPA’s proposed volume for conventional

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