Environmental Protection Agency August 2, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Grain Sorghum Oil Pathway
Document Number: 2018-16246
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines that biodiesel and heating oil produced from distillers sorghum oil via a transesterification process, and renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from distillers sorghum oil via a hydrotreating process, meet the lifecycle GHG emissions reduction threshold of 50 percent required for advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Based on these analyses, EPA is adding these pathways to the list of approved renewable fuel production pathways in the RFS regulations. EPA is also amending the RFS regulations by adding a new definition of ``distillers sorghum oil,'' and replacing existing references to ``non-food grade corn oil'' with the newly defined term ``distillers corn oil.''