NBB Welcomes Court Ruling on Advanced Biofuels Requirements
Date Posted: January 25, 2013
WashingtonThe National Biodiesel Board issued the following statement Jan. 25 applauding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for upholding the advanced biofuels requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):
"This is just the latest in a series of cases in which the oil industry has tried unsuccessfully to re-litigate the standards for renewable fuels, and it is yet another victory for our nation's shift toward cleaner, more diverse energy supplies," said Anne Steckel, vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board.
"The fact is that the RFS is a very effective program for improving U.S. energy security, creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"We look forward to working constructively with our partners in the petroleum industry to meet these goals moving forward."
The U.S. biodiesel industry produced nearly 1.1 billion gallons of advanced biofuels in 2012, and as the court noted, is poised to play a greater role moving forward.
Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is the first and only EPA-designated advanced biofuel that's produced on a commercial scale across the U.S.
The industry has plants in nearly every state in the country and supports more than 64,000 jobs nationwide.
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