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Mon Jul 20, 2015 02:22 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- On Monday, 36 U.S. senators urged the Obama administration to strengthen the mandated volume for biodiesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard above what has been proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., wrote the letter signed by Democrats and Republicans from 24 states.

Biodiesel falls under the biomass-based diesel category of the RFS, which is a subset of the overall advanced biofuels category. The EPA proposal, which is slated to be finalized in November, would gradually raise biodiesel volumes by about 100 ...

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