Growth Energy, the largest biofuel trade association in the US, has announced that American drivers have surpassed a significant milestone of 100 billion miles driven on affordable and homegrown E15 fuel. The 15% biofuel blend is saving motorists across the country an average of up to 15 cents per gallon at the pump, with some states seeing savings as high as 60 cents per gallon amid heightened fuel costs this summer.
CEO Emily Skor of Growth Energy stated, “At Growth Energy, we are proud to lead the charge on American-made, plant-based fuels. Homegrown biofuels deliver value for consumers at the pump, value for American agriculture and rural communities, and value for our nation’s climate goals. We’re proud of the 100 billion miles driven on E15 and excited that consumers have access to an affordable, earth-friendly option to fuel their travels.”
Despite the widespread use of E15 to power light-duty vehicles, this fuel blend is only available for sale for nine months of the year due to outdated regulations that prevent its sale during the summer without an emergency waiver from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Skor urged lawmakers to find a federal legislative solution that provides for the unrestricted sale of E15 in every state, all year long.
She added, “There aren’t very many products on the market today that allow consumers to both save money and lower their carbon emissions at the same time. E15 is one of them. We need a permanent fix to ensure retailers can continue to offer this fuel option and consumers can continue to rely on it to quickly and easily lower their fuel costs and shrink their carbon footprint.”