Nearly 120 companies ask Obama to boost biodiesel standard in RFS

One hundred and seventeen biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses from 41 states called on President Obama Wednesday to stand behind his past support for the U.S. biodiesel industry by continuing sustainable growth under the renewable fuel standard (RFS).

Highlighting Obama’s strong position on biodiesel going back to his days as a U.S. senator and as a candidate for president, the companies and organizations sent Obama a letter outlining the extensive damage that would result from the EPA’s current RFS proposal, which would set a biodiesel standard of 1.28 billion gallons—far below actual 2013 production of nearly 1.8 billion gallons.»