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ABFA Submits Comments on EPA’s 2015 Biofuel RVOs  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On July 27, the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for 2015. Below is a summary of ABFA’s comments, attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President. You can read ABFA’s comments in full here: ABFA 2015 RVO Comments

We appreciate many of the changes proposed in this rulemaking which move in the direction of providing more clarity, transparency and certainty for the program. We believe your proposal strikes an appropriate balance given all the factors under consideration at this time.

Nevertheless, our members continue to have concerns over a myriad of issues remaining unresolved in the regulatory framework for the RFS2 program. Particularly problematic is the intermediate feedstock/co-location issue and the continual delay in approval of pathways for new technologies and feedstocks. Many of these have become significant barriers to entry for individual companies or entire sectors of the advanced and cellulosic sectors. We believe we can continue to grow the industry and meet higher targets in the future but not unless we remove some of these barriers to entry.

We look forward to continue to working with the Agency as it moves forward to finalize this rule as quickly as possible.

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