The U.S. Environmental Pro¬≠tection Agency’s (EPA) delay in establishing volume obligation numbers for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is slowing the progress of biofuels innovation, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said last week during a tour of the Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) plant in Galva.

The EPA earlier this month signed an agreement to follow a timeline for establishing the numbers. The agreement set June 1 as the due date for the proposed volume requirements. The EPA has until Nov. ...