Saturday, July 2 2022

A sector of the clean fuels industry celebrates a milestone. Today is This Land of Ours.

Biofuels association Growth Energy announced this week that drivers across the country have logged 30 billion miles on the road using E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor calls it a testament to the growing popularity of E15.

The ethanol blend is made primarily from US-grown corn and reduces climate emissions by 46% compared to petroleum-based fuel. It’s also cheaper than gasoline.

Skor says that in recent months alone, E15 has been a shield against soaring fuel prices, saving drivers nearly $0.60 per gallon in some areas. The fuel is available at more than 2,600 service stations in 31 states and is approved for more than 96 percent of light-duty vehicles, which account for 98 percent of all vehicle miles traveled in the United States.

Even before the recent spike in oil prices, it was estimated that nationwide access to E15 could save drivers $12.2 billion a year in fuel costs. E15 also offers lower fuel volatility and lower smog-forming potential than standard blends.

Listen to Sabrina Halvorson’s This Land of Ours program here.

Drivers across the US reach 30 billion miles on E15 fuel

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning agricultural journalist, broadcaster and speaker. She hails from the agriculturally rich Central Valley of California.


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