The rise of higher blends like E15, E30, and E85 in our nation’s fuel supply provides more choices at the pump, lowers gas prices, and improves air quality. At Growth Energy, we’re committed to expanding access to biofuels, like ethanol, for drivers across the country.

In a landmark moment for biofuels, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the sale of year-round E15 in 2019. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 98% of registered vehicles on the road can use E15, confirming that there’s significant potential to expand biofuels across the liquid fuel supply.

Programs such as USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program are a prime example of how we can continue to expand biofuels across the country. The program aims to increase market access for higher blends of ethanol by investing in infrastructure improvements at retail gas stations across the country.

Growth Energy strongly support USDA’s commitment towards higher blend rates outlined in its Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA): E15 by 2030 and E30 by 2050. Our industry is ready to provide the fuel necessary to meet those goals, but infrastructure incentives for our retailers, like the competitive grant structure under HBIIP, will be critical to achieving those goals.

Major Retailers are Committed to Higher Blends

Growth Energy will continue to support:

  • USDA’s efforts to expand the use of higher blends through programs like HBIIP.
  • Lifting labeling requirements that undermine market opportunities for higher-level blends.
  • Greater market access to higher-octane, mid-level ethanol blends to meet rising carbon and fuel economic standards.

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