WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued a statement following the release of a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) discussion draft by U.S. Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Bill Flores (R-TX), which would sunset the RFS:

“While we welcome any improvements to octane standards nationwide, this bill would turn back the clock on our nation’s commitment to renewable biofuels, completely undermining the benefits that consumers have come to expect from ethanol at the pump. Ethanol itself has a natural octane of 113 and a lower carbon content than the gasoline components it replaces. It is only through coupling a stable Renewable Fuel Standard with improvements to octane standards that consumers can continue to reap the increased engine efficiency, environmental benefits, and cost savings that ethanol provides.”

In April, Skor testified on the benefits of higher ethanol fuel blends before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing, “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities.

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