Friday, November 2, 2007

Senators Push President to Approve Higher Ethanol Blends

Senators Chuck Grassley and John Thune think the federal government should begin the testing process to approve higher ethanol blends and ensure that demand for ethanol keeps pace with industry expansion.

They are leading an effort to send a letter to President George Bush asking him to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve appropriate higher blends of ethanol, such as E15, E20, and E30 in a safe and timely manner.

“With consideration of a new farm bill as well as a new energy bill well underway, ethanol and renewable fuels are at the forefront of the discussion. And, while we’ve seen a tremendous jump in knowledge, promotion and usage of renewable fuels, there remain very real barriers,” Grassley said. “In the absence of widespread E85 use at this time, it’s important to ensure a market for today’s ethanol production.”

Source: Senator Grassley

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