FutureFuel Chemical Co. of Batesville, AR, one of the nation’s premier biofuel production facilities, responded this week to action by the Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017.  Chief Technology Officer Gary McChesney said the company is “extremely pleased” with the final rule.  

“The proposed volumes establish solid growth expectations for cellulosic biofuels, biomass-based diesel, and other advanced biofuels.  To avoid any additional uncertainty it is extremely important that the EPA complete the process of finalizing the proposed volumes as specified by the RFS this year and in all future years.  As the EPA strives to strike a balance between the constraints on the fuel market to accommodate increasing volumes of renewable fuels and the ability of the industry produce additional renewable fuel volumes, we encourage the EPA to continue to challenge all advanced renewable fuel producers and consumers to aggressively grow their capability to produce and to consume renewable fuels. “

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