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WASHINGTON, DC – Michael McAdams, President of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denying the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers (AFPM)’s petition to partially waive the 2023 cellulosic biofuel renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).


“The EPA’s decision to deny AFPM’s request to waive a portion of the 2023 cellulosic biofuel mandate under the RFS is a smart, data-driven decision that recognizes the strength of the advanced biofuels industry. Producers are ready and able to supply the world with low carbon fuels, and the industry outlook is only improving. Earlier this month, the Department of Energy released the 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23), which outlined how the U.S. can sustainably triple its biomass production to 1 billion tons per year.


“With proper governmental support, advanced biofuels have the potential to be the driving force behind meeting many of the ambitious decarbonization goals the U.S. has set. This ruling’s support for the low carbon fuel industry is a positive indicator that the government takes meeting the mandates set under the RFS seriously. As we look ahead to future RFS revisions, we hope that the EPA will similarly consider the data outlining the strength of producers and their full potential.”


About the Advanced Biofuels Association

Founded in 2007, ABFA represents more than 40 companies from the U.S. and around the world who are stakeholders in the biofuels industry. ABFA represents all sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) currently in production in the United States, adding to our membership’s worldwide annual production exceeding five billion gallons of renewable diesel, biodiesel, renewable gasoline, and renewable heating oil.