What is E15?

Ethanol is an advanced, homegrown biofuel that is already in 98 percent of U.S. gasoline and is moving America forward every day. And E15 – gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol – gives drivers across the country a better, more affordable choice at the pump.

Did you know? E15:

✔ Is a higher-blend, higher-octane fuel choice
✔ Burns cleaner and cooler, which is good for your engine
✔ Utilizes more earth-friendly ethanol, which cuts carbon emissions by 39 percent and displaces chemicals that create smog and are linked to cancer and asthma

E15 for Drivers:

✔ Sold at 1,800+ locations across 31 states
✔ EPA-approved for cars 2001 or newer
✔ Warrantied by automakers for 93 percent of new vehicles
✔ Saves up to 10 cents per gallon compared to traditional fuel
✔ 10 billion miles driven on E15 by American motorists

E15 for Our Communities:

✔ An opportunity to reverse a 44 percent plunge in farm income over the last six years
✔ Boost employment by 136,000 jobs, on top of nearly 366,000 jobs nationwide supported by ethanol today
✔ Create a market for up to seven billion additional gallons of U.S. ethanol and two billion bushels of American corn
✔ Support rural manufacturing at more than 200 biofuel plants across the heartland

Securing Consumer Access to E15 Year-Round

On May 31, 2019, the biofuels industry celebrated a significant milestone for American drivers who are now allowed to fuel up with E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol, year-round.  Until recently, an outdated regulation, known as Reid Vapor Pressure – or RVP – prevented  drivers from accessing cleaner, more affordable biofuel blends year-round.

But after over a decade of hard work and coordination by Growth Energy, leading fuel retailers, congressional champions, rural advocates, and other key industry stakeholders, EPA took action to lift the outdated regulation on May 31, 2019, allowing American drivers access to E15 year-round

This update followed President Trump’s commitment in 2018 to “unleash the power of E15 to fuel our country all year long”. We were proud to lead the industry to make year-round E-15 a reality, and thank President Trump for his commitment to this effort.

Click Here to Learn More About How Growth Energy is Expanding E15 Access.

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What exactly is ethanol, and how does it compare to gasoline? Dr. Andy with the facts here. https://t.co/oOM9j0qmtz

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The Renewable Fuel Standard is the law, and it continues to provide opportunities and benefits for our rural communities, farmers, and biofuel producers. Rep. @RodneyDavis speaks here on why biofuels is so important in his state. https://t.co/T5acaLFRDS

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Biofuels offer a clear path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while driving economic growth & creating jobs in #MN02. I introduced a bill to increase biofuel blending while pushing back on small refinery waivers, which are nothing but a handout to big oil. #MNFarmfest

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The Dept of @ENERGY recommending even partial gap year waivers to big oil is an affront to the 10th circuit court ruling and another blow to the #RFS. The @EPA must now follow the court’s ruling and deny ALL gap year waiver requests. https://t.co/8EgslvY0vF

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