Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuel trade association, commended the Ohio General Assembly today after its approval of a tax incentive that would make it easier for fuel retailers in the state to sell higher bioethanol blends like E15 and E85.
“Ohio drivers deserve access to more affordable choices at the fuel pump, and that’s exactly what this bill would provide,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “States like Ohio are taking action on behalf of their constituents to make it easier for drivers to fuel up with higher biofuel blends like E15—a fuel blend made with 15% ethanol that can be used in 96% of light-duty vehicles on the road today—and E85, a fuel blend made with 51%-83% ethanol used in flex-fuel vehicles.”
“We applaud the Ohio General Assembly for advancing this simple higher blend tax incentive and look forward to the State Senate doing the same,” Skor added.
Ohio is one of several states where Growth Energy is working with lawmakers to enact incentives that empower fuel retailers to sell more biofuel blends. Similar incentives have already been approved in states like Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.