Siouxland Ethanol today welcomed a visit from the E15 Now bus, during an ETHANOL PROMOTION DAY at Jackson Express in Jackson, Neb. The bus is traveling across the heartland to rally support for quick action on the president’s promise to unleash E15 ethanol blends, made with 15 percent ethanol, a grain-based biofuel. The bus is part of a nationwide campaign, led by biofuel supporters at Growth Energy, that is working to end outdated restrictions against the summer-time sale of lower-cost, higher-octane biofuel blends that are only currently available during the spring, winter, and fall.
Neb Senator Lydia Brasch, Bancroft, Chair of the Legislature’s Agriculture Committee and Neb Senator Joni Albrecht, Thurston, Chair of the Business & Labor Committee were also in attendance today.
“E15 is cleaner, greener and cheaper. It improves the quality of air we breathe. At Siouxland Ethanol, we manufacture a fuel that lowers greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30% and today costs almost $1 per gallon less than gasoline. At a time when agriculture is waking up to headline after headline of actions that are destroying demand for our products, it’s time this Administration puts forth a rule making that enables new demand. The reid vapor pressure restrictions on E15 and higher blends are exactly the type of ridiculous regulations President Trump promised he would dismantle.” Pam Miller, Director of Industry and Investor Relations, Siouxland Ethanol LLC.
Click below to hear an interview with Pam Miller about the day’s events…..
– Siouxland Ethanol turns area corn into 85 million gallons of homegrown biofuels each year
– With E15, consumers can save up to 10 cents on every gallon, while supporting local farmers and a stronger rural economy
– Farm income has fallen 47 percent over the last few years, but new markets for American biofuels can help turn things around
Sen. Joni Albrecht, Siouxland Ethanol Pres. & CEO Nick Bowdish, NeCGA Chairman Larry Mussack, Sen. Lydia Brasch, & Siouxland Ethanol Commodities Mgr. Casey Rathke. -Photo by Debbie Borg
“Rural America is counting on the Trump Administration to open up new domestic markets for homegrown fuel so we can have cleaner, more affordable options at the pump,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Nationwide adoption of E15 could drive billions of gallons of new ethanol demand, creating a much-needed market for two billion bushels of American corn. We’re calling on policymakers to make certain that 2018 was the last summer that drivers are denied a chance to save money on fuel while supporting local farmers. Our bus tour is helping spread the message at fairs, campaign rallies, and community events across the heartland that rural America wants action on E15, and we want it now.”