The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets is proposing a new rule to allow the sale of E-15. The new rule would apply to all vehicles model year 2001 and newer. New York State consumes over 5.5 billion gallons of gasoline annually, making it the fourth largest gasoline market in the country. POET and Growth Energy have worked extensively over the last two years to get this regulation updated. “This proposal marks a major victory for consumers,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Consumers will gain access to cleaner and more affordable choices at the pump. E-15 is already used on the race track in Watkins Glen (NY) and if this proposal is approved, drivers will get to experience the same economic, environmental, and performance-enhancing benefits.”
Skor points out that E-15 is already approved for nearly 90 percent of the cars on the road today. By increasing biofuel blends, she said America can reduce its dependence on foreign oil, cut carbon emissions, and reduce the need for toxic additives to gasoline that are associated with cancer, contaminated water, and smog.
Source: NAFB News Service