Infrastructure Advocacy

Biodiesel and renewable diesel are drop-in replacements for petroleum diesel that are readily available today to reduce carbon intensity in transportation. On average, they cut carbon emissions more than 70% compared to petroleum diesel. 

USDA administers a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program that improves consumer access to better, cleaner fuel. Congress recently increased the funding for this program to continue it through 2030. The original legislation was developed with bipartisan support.

EPA also cited this program as a key reason to raise RFS volumes in 2022. With just $27 million, the program supported projects in 19 states that increase biodiesel storage and distribution capacity by 1 billion gallons. However, EPA ignored the program's success as it proposed flatlined volumes for 2023-2025.

Please  contact your Representative and Senators through this form to thank them for supporting the program. Ask them to encourage EPA to again view the success of the HBIIP as a reason to raise RFS volumes. 

As our members and industry supporters communicate with Washington policy makers, the media, and the public, Clean Fuels provides the resources to the right and works with them to amplify these points:

  • U.S. demand for biodiesel and renewable diesel reached 3.7 billion gallons in 2022.
  • Federal matching grants help the industry build or retrofit terminals, storage, and rail capacity to enable broader consumer access to these clean fuels.
  • USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program increased consumer access to biodiesel by more than 1 billion gallons per year -- 80% of the total gallons of biofuel supported by the program. 
  • The increase will reduce GHG emissions by 9.4 million metric tons per year, at a cost of $2.67 per ton in the first year.

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