Kansas Corn Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act Introduction
8/6/21: The Kansas Corn Growers Association joined the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) in welcoming the reintroduction of H.R. 5089, The Next Generation Fuels Act sponsored by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill). The legislation would transition gasoline and vehicles to low-carbon, higher octane fuel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet future needs of more advanced vehicles by taking advantage of the benefits of higher ethanol blends.
“We appreciate the bipartisan group of representatives who cosponsored the bill, and KCGA is encouraging members of our Kansas delegation to become cosponsors of this legislation,” KCGA President Brent Rogers, Hoxie said. “Ethanol already provides a low carbon fuel solution and passage of this bill would be a big step moving toward advanced vehicles fueled with higher levels of low-carbon high octane ethanol fuel.”
Today’s ethanol results in nearly 50% fewer GHG emissions than gasoline, and ongoing improvements in farming practices and carbon capture technology can bring ethanol to net-zero emissions. KCGA and NCGA support market-based clean fuel policies that incentivize low-carbon fuels, and the Next Generation Fuels Act would complement these policies, advancing greater decarbonization per gallon. NCGA’s octane webpage explains the benefits of low-carbon, high-octane fuels and a low-carbon octane standard at ncga.com/octane.