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EPA Proposal Would Hike Biofuel Mandate in 2020

Proposal would include 5B gallons of advanced biofuels

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the volume of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel annually to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020, from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019.

Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters the proposed mandate, now under review by other government agencies before being finalized, includes 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuels like ethanol, unchanged from 2019.

It also includes 5.04 billion gallons of advanced biofuels, like those made from agricultural wastes, up from 4.92 billion in 2019, the sources told Reuters.

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