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Iowa Biodiesel Producers Alarmed by EPA’s Latest RFS Delay

November 18, 2021

(ANKENY, Iowa) – In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of further extensions for oil refiners to comply with past-due Renewable Fuel Standard obligations from 2019 and 2020, Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley issued the following statement:

“Iowa biodiesel producers and soybean farmers are disheartened by the Biden administration’s continued placation of the petroleum industry. That comes at our expense. Allowing refiners to double down on their violations of the RFS law is outrageous, and deprives Americans of the benefits of renewable fuels.

“If a low-carbon future is truly the goal of this administration, then it defies logic to continue penalizing the biofuels industry, which can reduce carbon today. Biodiesel reduces greenhouse gases by an average of 74 percent compared to petroleum diesel, while providing green jobs and supporting the farm economy. We urge EPA to stop bending to the petroleum industry and finalize RFS rules immediately.”

Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from agricultural byproducts and co-products, such as soybean oil. The Iowa Biodiesel Board is a state trade association representing the biodiesel industry.

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