Legislation reintroduced Thursday would approve certain advanced biofuel registrations that have gone without approval by the Environmental Protection Agency, despite the fuels already being successfully used in at least one state. 

Senators John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, reintroduced the bill they say will strengthen the biofuel industry. 

Under the bill, the EPA would also be required to render a decision within 90 days on any registration application that has been pending for at least 180 days and take action within 180 days for completed pathways petitions pending for at least 180 days.  

The bill would also provide $2 million for the EPA to carry out the functions of the bill. Pathways are the feedstock method through which certain renewable fuels may be created, while registrations are individual facility certifications for producers affirming that their renewable fuel meets the standard required by the pathway.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)