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US EPA proposes hike in biofuel mandate


May 13, 2019
By Ellen Cools
Ellen Cools

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Refiners in the U.S. may soon have to include 20.04 billion gallons of biofuels in their fuel, as opposed to 19.92 billion gallons currently required. According to BusinessWorld, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed this increase, which is now under review by other governmental agencies.

The increase would include 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuels like ethanol, as well as 5.04 billion gallons of advanced biofuels, up from 4.92 billion in 2019.

As part of the proposal, the EPA has set mandates for cellulosic fuel at 540 million gallons and non-cellulosic at 4.5 billion.

BusinessWorld reports that the the change also includes a biodiesel mandate of 2.43 billion gallons for 2021, unchanged from 2020.

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