Canadian Biomass Magazine

EPA underestimated U.S. biodiesel production

February 5, 2024
By Sean Pratt

Saskatoon — Biofuel promoters are feeling simultaneously vindicated and frustrated by new numbers released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Those numbers show U.S. biomass-based diesel production, which includes biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and heating oil, reached four billion gallons in 2023.

That is much more production than the EPA was counting on last June when it announced its final Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2023, 2024 and 2025.

The RFS called for 2.82 billion gallons in 2023, 3.04 billion in 2024 and 3.35 billion gallons in 2025.


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