EPA’s approval this week of 15% ethanol blended gasoline (E15) as a registered fuel dominated the Indiana Ethanol Forum at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center Pavilion in Indianapolis yesterday.
The invitation only event featured comments from Governor Mitch Daniels, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate John Gregg, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Pence, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen, and author Robert Zubrin.
Dinneen says the approval of E15 by EPA means it’s now up to the industry to get the fuel out there for consumers. “We need to convince gasoline marketers to begin offering this fuel, and we need to let consumers know this is available to them,” he said in an interview with Brownfield Ag News reporter Meghan Grebner who covered the event and provided us with some audio and photos.
Dinneen says Indiana is one of the states that is closest to getting E15 into the marketplace. “Iowa, Illinois – Indiana’s real close – Pennsylvania and several other states are ready to go today with E15,” he says. And with ethanol at $1 or more less than gasoline, Dinneen expects E15 to be an easy sell.
Listen to Meghan Grebner’s interview with Bob Dinneen here: Brownfield Interview with Bob Dinneen