→ Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019, Renewable Fuel Standard Program

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The Environmental Protection Agency, under the Clean Air Act, is proposing 'the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produced or imported in the year 2018.' The proposed volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel 'are below the statutory applicable volumes, and lower than the 2017 requirements.' This is a result of 'real-world challenges, such as the slower-than-expected development of the cellulosic biofuel industry, [that] have slowed progress towards meeting Congressional goals for renewable fuels.' However, the Environmental Protection Agency believes that these standards will still 'ensure these renewable fuels will continue to play a critical role as a complement to our petroleum-based fuels.'