Next Gen Fuels Act being introduced in U.S. Senate
The Next Generation Fuels Act is being introduced in the U.S. Senate.
A House version of the bill was introduced last August, and Senate sponsor Chuck Grassley says both versions require automakers to optimize vehicles for 95-octane with E20 by model year 2026.
“And 98-octane with E30 by model year 2031. Higher octane fuels improve engine efficiency as well as performance, and by doing that you lower emissions.”
During a call with reporters Tuesday, the Iowa Republican says the legislation also requires low-carbon sources for the added octane.
“The Next Generation Fuels Act, just introduced today, will increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s fuel supply while significantly lowering vehicle emissions.”
Grassley says he’s glad to continue his advocacy of all biofuels because they lower the price of gas, increase national security, are better for the environment, and bring jobs to rural America.