LINCOLN–(KFOR June 21)–The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the final set rule of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The rule sets renewable volume obligations for the next three calendar years. The total renewable fuel RVOs in the final rule are 20.94 billion gallons for 2023, 21.54 billion gallons for 2024, and 22.33 billion gallons for 2025. The conventional renewable fuel RVO, which includes corn ethanol, is set at 15 billion gallons for 2023, 2024, and 2025 each year.
Reid Wagner is the executive director of the Nebraska Ethanol Board and said in a news release their current infrastructure has the capacity to meet the originally proposed 15-and-a quarter billion gallon conventional biofuel requirement. Wagner adds “EPA is effectively leaving tools in the box that could be used to accomplish their decarbonization goals.”