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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2018, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019

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On November 30, 2017, EPA finalized volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2018 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, and biomass-based diesel for 2019. The final volume requirements are listed in the table below.

Final Volume Requirementsa
  2018 2019
Cellulosic biofuel (million gallons) 288 n/a
Biomass-based diesel (billion gallons) 2.1b 2.1
Advanced biofuel (billion gallons) 4.29 n/a
Renewable fuel (billion gallons) 19.29 n/a

a All values are ethanol-equivalent on an energy content basis, except for BBD which is biodiesel-equivalent.

b The 2018 BBD volume requirement was established in the 2017 final rule (81 FR 89746, December 12, 2016).

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