Dec 01, 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 as well.