The grand opening of the Elite Octane ethanol plant in Atlantic, Iowa got an extra celebratory boost on Friday with the announcement that E15 can now be sold year round. Guest speakers including Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds welcomed the news just hours after it was announced.
“Increased demand for E85 and E15 means that we can support more new ethanol plants like Elite Octane,” said Sen. Ernst. “We are officially ready, folks, to start our summer driving season with E15!”
Listen to Sen. Ernst’s remarks here:
Sen. Joni Ernst remarks at Elite Octane grand opening
Elite Octane began operations in July 2018 and produces more than 140,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year.