Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) told participants in the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference this week that she is optimistic about the future of ethanol under the new leadership in Washington D.C.
“I’m confident that the Biden administration will look to tackle our climate crisis with solutions that foster the use of ethanol to drive decarbonization,” said Rep. Bustos.
Bustos says she is preparing to reintroduce the Next Generation Fuels Act, which would require the EPA to allow auto makers to use a new 98 RON (research octane number), instead of 91. “By shifting our standards to a 98 RON, auto makers could meet cleaner emissions standards while improving fuel efficiency,” she said. “Higher RON would also support mid-level ethanol blends like E25 and E30.”