NBB Comments on EPA Camelina Proposal


The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released the following statement Thursday after the EPA published a proposed rule approving camelina oil as a feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2):

“Biodiesel’s evolving feedstock diversity is one of its greatest strengths, and we’re pleased to see the EPA recognizing camelina as yet another feedstock that meets the agency’s standards as an Advanced Biofuel,” said Anne Steckel, vice president of federal affairs at the National Biodiesel Board. “As it has with other biodiesel feedstocks such as animal fats, recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and canola oil, the EPA’s proposal shows that biodiesel produced from camelina oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent compared with diesel fuel. This is good news for our industry and will give biodiesel plants another tool in the toolbox as they continue producing record quantities of America’s Advanced Biofuel.”

Source: National Biodiesel Board