Washington, D.C. – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today in response to the EPA’s proposed rule for the 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program.
“Low-carbon fuels are a critical pathway to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, and the RFS program is a key federal policy that supports the development, production, and use of low-carbon, domestically produced renewable fuels,” said BCSE President Lisa Jacobson. “BCSE agrees that the RFS can play an important role in providing ongoing support for increasing production and use of renewable fuels, especially advanced and cellulosic biofuels.”
In the comments, BCSE urges the EPA to increase the proposed cellulosic category volumes to more accurately take into account the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market and all potentially qualifying feedstocks.
BCSE supports the EPA’s proposal to include a renewable electricity program in the RFS, which allows the generation of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) for electricity made from renewable biomass that is used for transportation fuel. Although the proposal enables biogas to participate in the program, BCSE suggests the proposal should be expanded to allow woody biomass and the biomass portion of municipal solid waste to also generate eRINs.
Media contact: Lizzie Stricklin
Phone: 202.785.0507 ext. 1504