E15 Myths Part 1
I am Bob Larson. President Biden says he is lifting a ban on E15 gasoline sales in the summer in a bid to give drivers a cheaper fuel option.
But does E15, a gas blended with 15% ethanol derived from corn and other grains, create more smog than conventional fuels? …
BLILEY… “No, actually that’s a really baseless claim. E15 is actually less volatile than the regular gasoline you see at the pumps today. In fact, there are many studies that show that E15 reduces emissions and improves air quality, reduces harmful air toxics, reduces particulate emissions.
Chris Bliley, senior vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy, says E15 is beneficial…
BLILEY… “On the greenhouse gas benefits, you know, ethanol is almost a 50% reduction over gasoline and with, you know, readily available technology, we can get even lower . It is therefore an essential tool for solving climate-related problems as well as other air emissions problems. »
E15 is approved for approximately 96% of all vehicles on the road today, and all 2001 and newer…
BLILEY… “So it’s been over two decades since a car has been made that isn’t approved for E15 by the EPA. And, you know, like you said, that’s 96% of the vehicles on the road, and it’s actually closer to 98% of the vehicle miles traveled. »
Bliley says the E15 is approved, but not yet sold in Washington state.
Tune in tomorrow to find out more about the E15 summer sales and why some say it’s a no-brainer.