Advanced biofuels industry asks EPA to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens to advanced biofuel production : Biofuels Digest

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In Washington, member companies and organizations from the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Coalition to Address Removal of Regulatory Impediments (CARRI), and others with interest in deploying sustainable fuels sent a letter to Assistant EPA Administrator Bill Wehrum to urge the Agency to finalize provisions in the proposed Regulatory Enhancement Growth Support (REGS) rule to remove unnecessary regulatory barriers for the production of certain advanced biofuels.

In particular, the letter requests that EPA move quickly to:

a) allow the production, transfer, and use of biointermediates in renewable fuel production to generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs);

b) allow co-processing pathways to generate cellulosic D3 and D7 RINs; and

c) approve mass balance and other alternative, standardized, industry-compatible test methods under the existing regulations to accurately account for the quantity of RINs generated by renewable fuel produced through co-processing.

Signatories on the letter include: Airlines for America, the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium, Aerospace Industries Association, BP, Shell, Honeywell, Attis Industries, Oberon Fuels, Neste, Gevo, Velocys, Sappi, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Ensyn, and Red Rock Biofuels.

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