The EPA issued a finalised regulation on 21st June 2023, outlining the specific volume requirements and percentage standards for various types of biofuels, such as cellulosic biofuel, Biomass-Based Diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel, for the years 2023 to 2025. Moreover, this regulation renewable fuels addresses the court's request to amend the 2016 annual rule by establishing an additional volume requirement of 250 million gallons of renewable fuel for 2023. The ultimate objectives for fuel volumes are as follows:
This definitive regulation sets out a consistent increase in the utilization of biofuels within the fuel inventory of the United States for the years 2023, 2024, and 2025. As outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, no specific volume requirements are specified beyond 2022. Therefore, in this rule, the EPA establishes the definitive targets for biofuel volumes in all categories based on its authority. When determining the biofuel volumes for the years following 2022, the EPA must consider various factors stipulated in the statute, including costs, air quality, climate change, program implementation progress, energy security, infrastructure considerations, commodity prices, water quality, and supply.