Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) Advocacy

While the Environmental Protection Agency appears ready to finalize the 2021 and 2022 Renewable Fuel Standards, it unfortunately remains behind schedule in setting the 2023 and 2024 volumes. And while EPA denied many small refinery exemptions, it decided not to require refiners to meet restored obligations and is facing further litigation on the action.

EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan recently committed to using the 2022 RFS volumes as a jumping off point for 2023 and beyond, putting volumes on an upward trajectory.

Congress oversees EPA and can direct the agency to meet annual deadlines and get the program back on track. Use this form to write your Representative and Senators to let them know the status of the RFS and how it impacts your company.

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 to amplify these points:

  • The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is generating more than 3 billion gallons of better, cleaner fuels each year. The RFS program must support continued growth through timely annual rules.
  • The additional fuel supply is essential. Without it, diesel fuel prices would be 4% higher than they are now -- impacting the price of all consumer items.
  • The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry supports more than 65,000 jobs and $17 billion in economic activity across the country.
  • Each small refinery exemption can eliminate demand for an entire biodiesel facility’s annual production. A “small” oil refinery can produce up to 3 million gallons of fuel per day. Its annual RFS obligation would include 20 million gallons of biodiesel, the amount some small plants produce in a year.

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