Corn leader says ethanol can easily displace Russian imports
A Wisconsin corn grower who also works to promote more ethanol use says the return of the summertime E15 waiver is good news for everyone. Tom Gillis is on the Wisconsin Corn Board and the NCGA Ethanol Action Team. He tells Brownfield E15 can easily displace Russian oil imports. “It’s something that we approached the administration about when the Russian Ukraine started so that we could replace the oil imported from Russia with biofuels right now. There’s enough in storage and we’ve got enough ethanol production to handle that right now.”
Gillis says ethanol has the highest octane, lowest carbon, and lowest priced motor fuel and it only makes sense to give consumers this choice. “They can utilize that choice by using E88 at the pumps. There’s a lot of stations where it’s upwards of 20 cents cheaper. Boy, that could sure help the old pocketbook when this inflationary bubble is hitting them in every aspect of their lives at this point in time.”
President Biden announced the EPA will grant the summertime E15 waiver during a stop at an Iowa ethanol producer Tuesday.