Biodiesel Vows To Work With Trump Admin To Correct RFS Levels

December 1, 2017 11:51 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) of how much ethanol and biodiesel may be blended into the gasoline supply.

Those levels are roughly equal to this year’s numbers, which is sending mixed response around farm country. Corn producers are relieved at a small uptick in renewable fuel requirements, while biodiesel producers say the EPA did not listen to their plea. 

The cellulosic standard is one area lowered for 2018. Opponents say that side of the industry hasn’t picked up as much as expected. 

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Robert White, vice president of industry relations with for the Renewable Fuels Association, about the cellulosic number.

Hear EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s reasoning to why the levels are set at the levels on AgDay above.

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Spell Check

Canton, ME
12/2/2017 09:07 AM

  At least for me here in the northeast biodiesel is a big joke. I use to put it in my VW TDI and actually drove out of my way to the one station within 20 miles of me to buy it and the only reason they had it is because of a contract they had with Poland Spring water haulers who used it for PR reasons I was told by one of the drivers. Eventually, they stopped selling it and I lost my only source. The driver had also told me that at B5 he saw little change in performance, however, at B15 performance started to deteriorate. I use to be pro RF, not any longer. I'm now an Electric (with solar recharging) vehicle proponent!