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Biodiesel Industry Welcomes Renewable Fuels Court Ruling

Background: The case was brought by oil refiner Monroe Energy LLC. NBB intervened in the case, delivering oral arguments alongside the EPA, to defend enforcement of the statutory RFS volumes, particularly in the Advanced Biofuel category. The court rejected Monroe’s arguments that the 2013 standards were invalid because the EPA was late in finalizing the volumes, and that the EPA should have reduced overall and Advanced Biofuel volume requirements when it reduced cellulosic ethanol volumes last year.

NBB is the U.S. trade association for the biodiesel industry. Biodiesel is made from a variety of resources including soybean oil, recycled cooking oil and animal fats. With plants across the country, it is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel produced on a commercial scale nationwide. The industry reached record production last year of nearly 1.8 billion gallons, supporting more than 62,200 jobs.

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