ACORE submits white paper to EPA seeking clarification on advanced biofuels

In Washington, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for clarification of the agency’s interpretation of feedstock material within the definition of facility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) (see 40 CFR 80.1401). Specifically, the definition of facility requires the production of advanced biofuel, from the delivery of feedstock material to production and final storage of the end product, to be completed at one location, controlled by the same person in order for the fuel to qualify toward meeting the RFS goals. The white paper was co-authored by leaders of the advanced biofuel industry, who pre-process their feedstock away from final refineries and are prohibited from contributing to the goals of the RFS, due to EPA’s interpretation of feedstock material.

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