King Congratulates Bio-Diesel Industry on RFS Expansion
Friday, September 14, 2012
Washington, DC - Congressman Steve King released the following statement regarding the EPA's announcement today that it will approve an expansion of the the 2013 Bio-diesel Renewable Fuel Standard requirement to 1.28 Billion gallons. The current RFS regulation for Bio-diesel was set at 1 Billion gallons for 2013 with the flexibility that higher allowances would be granted if the industry could present a case for a need for such an increase.
"My congratulations to the Bio-diesel Industry for their tremendous work to get the Bio-diesel RFS expanded from the current 1 Billion gallons in 2013 to 1.28 Billion gallons," said King. "The industry has shown we have sufficient feedstocks available to meet the RFS and that we have the capacity to produce even more than 1.28 Billion gallons. This change will add to our growing ability to produce homegrown, clean burning, renewable fuels."