WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley will testify today during the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing for the reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Model Years 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles.
“Vehicles and fuels operate as a system, so it only makes sense to look at the benefits of higher octane fuels. We appreciate Administrator Pruitt and EPA’s specific willingness to do so,” Bliley said.
“Any review clearly demonstrates ethanol is a proven high-octane fuel that significantly reduces emissions and, when used in a midlevel blend in conjunction with modern engines, will help automakers achieve future fuel economy standards.”
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to conventional gasoline today, and will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2022.
The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. EDT at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel at 999 Ninth Street, NW. Bliley is scheduled to testify at approximately 3:30 p.m. View his full testimony here. Growth Energy will submit additional comments to the agency before the comment period concludes on October 5.
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