WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Aug. 29 that the U.S. produced 132 million gallons of biodiesel in July. Year-to-date volume totals more than 768 million gallons.

Biodiesel is the first EPA-designated advanced biofuel to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production. The industry has surpassed the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) targets for two consecutive years and is on pace to do so again this year. 

The production volumes are reported under the biomass-based diesel category under the RFS. 

The latest numbers show a total of more than 166 million gallons of biomass-based diesel in July, but that total also includes production of renewable diesel. The biodiesel portion of the total was 132 million gallons.