Support Year-Round E15
Corn Growers: Submit E15 Comments TODAY!
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule that has the potential of making sales of year-round E15 a reality this year. Kansas Corn has been working with fuel retailers to add E15 and higher ethanol blends to build demand for ethanol. Current restrictions create an unnecessary market barrier by limiting E15 sales in the summer driving months. EPA’s proposed rule would lift that barrier and would allow year-round E15 sales.
It’s time to remove the outdated barrier to year-round sales of E15. Farmers benefit from increasing sales of higher blends of ethanol through growing demand for corn, while consumers benefit from lower fuel prices and lower emissions. Retailers want to offer this fuel. Farmers need to help ensure obstacles to year-round E15 sales are removed.
Currently, the proposed rule for E15 is paired with a complex proposal to change rules for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), the credits that demonstrate compliance with the RFS. An effective RIN market helps drive more ethanol blending, but some provisions in EPA’s proposal could have the opposite effect. While EPA wants to move the E15 and RIN market rules together, we need EPA to ensure the RIN market proposal is fair to those who are blending more biofuels, especially retailers, and not tilted in favor of refiners who choose not to blend as provided by law.
To ensure that E15 sales are not interrupted, we need your help today! Tell EPA to approve year-round sales of E15 before the summer driving season begins. It only takes a minute to comment before the April 29, 2019 deadline here