EPA’s Denial of Refinery Exemptions Protects Integrity of RFS

Contact: Emma Koehler

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied 26 refinery exemption petitions. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauds this decision for upholding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

“Thank you, President Biden and EPA Administrator Michael Regan, for your decision to protect the integrity of the RFS and the continuity of providing home-grown, cleaner and affordable fuels options for consumers at the pump,” stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association executive director Monte Shaw.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.