The U.S. ethanol industry came one step closer today to seeing low-cost, renewable E15 sold into the American fuels marketplace with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s evaluation of the health effects of E15, as part of Growth Energy’s three-year-old petition to approve sale of the mid-level ethanol blend.
“E15 can save American consumers at the pump, create jobs and make car emissions cleaner,” said Mitch Miller. “With ethanol selling an average of 76 cents a gallon cheaper than gasoline and $4 a gallon gasoline on the horizon, we’d encourage all Americans to ask their local filling station how soon they will see more-affordable E15.”
Carbon Green BioEnergy, LLC is a member of Growth Energy, which is the organization that petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval to raise the allowable blend of ethanol in fuel from the current E10 to E15. After rigorous testing of E15’s impact on engine durability and auto emissions systems, EPA approved E15 for voluntary use in all autos and light trucks built since 2001 – which today is more than 70 percent of all vehicles on the road.
Growth Energy completed a host of other ensuing regulatory measures, including significant analysis and development of data and literature on the emissions and health effects of E15, which EPA approved today.
“This is a powerful step in the right direction. Ethanol creates jobs, it cuts smog and other harmful emissions and it strengthens our national security because it reduces our dependence on OPEC, said Mitch Miller. “The best thing we can do right now is to allow for all motorists to move to E15, and encourage the production of Flex Fuel vehicles and Flex Fuel pumps, so motorists have a choice. They can choose to create jobs in America, or they can choose the status quo, which is sending their money overseas.”
To learn more about Growth Energy, click here: www.growthenergy.org