Kansas Corn, Ethanol Would Benefit from Bill that Sets High Octane, Low Carbon Standard
“After more than a year of discussions and negotiations, we finally have a bill that sets the standard,” KCGA’s Vice President of Market Development and Public Policy Josh Roe said. “Simply put, the bill sets the stage for automakers to produce engines optimized to run on high octane fuels containing up to 30% ethanol, limits the amount of harmful aromatics in unleaded gasoline and requires EPA to put ethanol on a level playing field with unleaded gasoline.”
Ethanol is the most efficient and cost-effective octane source, providing the greatest efficiency gains at the least cost to drivers while displacing the most harmful components of gasoline.
KCGA, working with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and other industry partners, will advocate for the bill as it moves through Congress.
“This is a key advancement in fuel ethanol and something that brings tangible benefits to farmers, ethanol producers, car manufacturers, motorists and the environment,” Roe said
- More information on the benefits of high octane fuels and corn growers’ support for a low carbon octane standard can be found at ncga.com/octane
- Want to know more about High Octane, Low Carbon fuel and why it’s important to farmers? Check out our HOLC backgrounder here.
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