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BIO Comments on EPA’s Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Proposed Rule

February 16, 2017

BIO submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule, Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule (REGS).

BIO supports EPA’s efforts to include additional biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. BIO supports the proposed allowance of biofuels produced using a biointermediate developed at one facility, which is then processed into renewable fuel at another. However, BIO is concerned the current proposal to allow for biointermediaries would be unnecessary and overly costly and burdensome, deterring most biointermediate producers from partnering with renewable fuel producers. BIO urges EPA to allow renewable fuel producers to ensure that biointermediates meet the requirements of the RFS program without imposing a new regime of separate requirements on biointermediate producers.

BIO also supports the inclusion of new pathways for the production of qualifying cellulosic fuels using short rotation hybrid poplar and willow trees as feedstocks.

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BIO REGS Rule EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0041
BIO Comment on REGS Proposed Rule
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