RFA Reaction to EPA Final Rule for Volume Obligations Under RFS

According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “puts the future of biofuels and climate policy in the hands of the oil industry.” On Monday, November 30, EPA released its final renewable volume obligation (RVO) numbers under the RFS for 2014, 2015 and 2016, increasing the blending requirements across the board, to a total of 18.1 billion gallons, including 14.5 billion gallons of undifferentiated biofuels or corn ethanol and 230 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol. In this interview, RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen comments on the numbers and talks about whether the industry will take the agency to court over the decision.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “puts the future of biofuels and climate policy in the hands of the oil industry,” according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen.


Dinneen says the ethanol industry will be evaluating its options when it comes to taking EPA to court over the final rule.