The Renewable Fuels Association is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to scale back the volume requirements for biofuel production this year.
According to thehill.com, RFA submitted formal comments April 8 requesting the revision; arguing the proposed standards are unrealistic.
The proposed rule sets the 2013 level for cellulosic fuel at 14 million gallons, up from 8.65 million gallons last year. RFA says the figure is based on expectations that two companies would be able to meet those production goals.
While RFA did not offer a better number – they did encourage the agency to work with the two companies to create a goal that better coincides with the latest projections of actual production from the facilities.