Sioux Falls, SD (Oct. 6, 2017) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) set forth recommendations to accelerate the transition of transportation fuels to low-cost, high-octane biofuels such as ethanol in its comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the final determination of fuel economy and emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles.
ACE has been in dialogue with automakers, agricultural organizations, government researchers and many others to develop strategies and action plans to accelerate the use of high-octane fuel, and the CAFE-GHG standards present a natural and timely opportunity for this transition to occur.
“While the CAFE-GHG program has resulted in meaningful progress with respect to fuel efficiency and GHG emissions, this progress will plateau unless EPA increases the octane rating of fuel used in future engines,” said Brian Jennings, ACE Executive Vice President.
“With a blending-octane rating of 113, American-made ethanol is the lowest-cost, low-carbon source of octane on the planet.”
Below are ACE’s summarized recommendations for the “Reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Midterm Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-duty Vehicles.”
ACE’s full comments can be accessed by clicking here.