Biofuel industry asks for increased RFS levels

EPA closes comment period on Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations.

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency closed the comment period for the proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVO), and biofuels groups called on the agency to increase mandated levels.

EPA’s recent proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gal. of conventional biofuels in 2017, slightly below the 15 billion gal. level envisioned by Congress when it expanded the RFS in 2007.

The Renewable Fuels Assn. (RFA) said record level

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