EPA Invites Comments on Jatropha Biodiesel

John Davis

epa-150The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants public feedback on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions from jatropha biodiesel. The plant is being made into biodiesel, renewable diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas.

This notice explains EPA’s analysis of the production and transport components of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuel made from jatropha oil, and describes how EPA may apply this analysis in the future to determine whether such biofuels meet the necessary greenhouse gas reductions required for qualification as renewable
fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Based on this analysis, we anticipate that biofuels produced from jatropha oil could qualify as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel if typical fuel production process technologies or process technologies with the same or lower GHG emissions are used.

Comments will be taken for 30 days from when the notice was published in the federal register.

Biodiesel, EPA