US EPA approves another 2017 small refinery exemption to RFS


To date, the EPA has received 37 petitions seeking small refinery exemptions from RFS blending obligations for compliance year 2017. The agency has approved 35 of those petitions, with one still pending and one classified as ineligible or withdrawn. The 35 approved petitions have exempted approximately 1.82 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs), or approximately 17.05 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel from meeting RFS blending targets.

Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy… “The EPA has now destroyed 2.6 billion gallons of biofuel demand, eliminating the market for a billion bushels of U.S. grain. Farm families are already facing natural disasters, on top of lost export markets.”…

An excerpt from Biodiesel Magazine