EPA has extended the comment period for the proposed new Renewable Fuels Standard, according to AgWeb.com. Who’s not pleased with the change?
The comment period is now Sept. 25, changed from July 27. In response to the change, the National Biodiesel Board issued a statement expressing concern that extending the comment period could further hurt the biodiesel industry by delaying implementation of the new RFS.
"This will provide additional hardship to the U.S. biodiesel industry," according to the statement.
“The U.S. biodiesel industry has expressed concern about extending the comment period because without a new RFS, biodiesel continues to operate in uncertainty,” says DTN’s Todd Neeley. “Already we’ve seen the U.S. EPA back off the 500-million-gallon RFS mandate for biodiesel. That’s because the industry will be lucky if it turns out 350 million gallons in 2009”.