by | May 31, 2019

Kentucky Corn Praises Year-Round E15 as a Win for Farmers and Consumers

Eastwood, Ky. – The Kentucky Corn Growers Association (KyCorn) applauded the Trump Administration for completing necessary actions that allow for year-round sales of E15, a 15% ethanol blend. Prior to today’s ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sales of E15 were limited during summer months. By eliminating outdated restrictions, consumers have a greener, less expensive choice at the pump throughout the entire year.

“E15 is approved for any vehicle model year 2001 and newer,” said Mark Roberts, farmer from Henry County and president of KyCorn. “This makes up over 90% of all vehicles on the road today. Additionally, E15 is the most widely tested fuel ever. Well over 4 billion miles have been driven on E15. It’s just a great performing, higher octane fuel that saves consumers money.”

There are many benefits of using E15. On average, consumers can save three to ten cents per gallon and also result in lower emissions, which improve overall air quality. In fact, a recent study by the USDA showed greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are up to 43% lower than traditional gasoline. Additionally, because ethanol is locally produced, the industry supports local farmers and the rural economy.

“We hope this news will open the doors for Kentucky retail stations to offer higher blends of ethanol, like E15,” Roberts said. “Year round availability of E15 is a critical step towards wider adoption by retailers and consumers, and it opens the door wider for more advanced engine technology that can provide even greater consumer benefit.” 

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The Kentucky Corn Growers Association (KyCorn) is a grassroots commodity organization that works to develop and enhance a sustainable environment for our corn producers. KyCorn is affiliated with the National Corn Growers Association, which has more than 40,000 dues-paying members nationwide. 

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