AFBF appreciates the administration’s recognition that renewable fuels produced by America’s farmers have an important role in America’s future, AFBF president Zippy Duvall said in a statement regarding EPA’s announcement of 2022 Renewable Volume Obligations of 20.77 billion gallons of blending. EPA also rejected all 65 pending small refinery exemption requests and will be providing $700 million in pandemic assistance for losses related to biofuel production.
“The use of ethanol and biodiesel have reduced greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent of taking 18 million cars off the road per year. Support for biofuels simply makes sense. We look forward to working with EPA and USDA as they carry out the announcement and in future efforts to support biofuels and their benefits for all Americans,” Duvall said.