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The six-billion-mile fuel

Photo courtesy of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Associaton (IRFA)

We are closer than we have ever been to E15 being allowed year-round. There is still some work to be done. However, a major milestone has been reached for the ethanol blend. A milestone which ethanol groups say signals the public’s desire to have the fuel all year long.

Iowa is the highest ethanol producing state in the U.S., and we have a lot invested in its success. So, when drivers reach 6 billion miles driven on E15, we should feel proud of it. Growth Energy’s Mike O’Brien says this milestone is proof consumers want the choice of E15.

O’Brien says E15 is a ray of hope for farmers during low commodity prices.

According to O’Brien, the milestone shows consumers are happy with E15, and it is becoming easier to find.