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Proposed Legislation May Increase Use of Ethanol

By Gordon Hopkins

Outgoing Governor Pete Ricketts has been pushing for the year-round use of E15. Proposed legislation aims to make it a reality.E15 is a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It contains five percent more ethanol than E10, which is currently the most common fuel used in the U.S. E15 is higher in octane, usually 88 octane, while E10 has an octane rating of 87.On Wednesday, November 30, Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, along with a bipartisan set of 11 other senators, introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022. If enacted, the bill would allow for the permanent sale of E15 year-round.“Tha...

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