SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (March 1, 2023) – Today, POET, the world’s largest biofuel producer, applauded several Midwest governors after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responded to their petition seeking to deliver cleaner, affordable fuel options and ensure year-round access to E15 in their home states. As drafted, the proposal would expand access to E15 starting in 2024 but left concerns about access to the renewable fuel blend in 2023 unresolved.
“POET applauds the determined leadership of our Midwest governors and their efforts to ensure year-round access to fuel savings with E15,” said Joshua Shields, POET’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications. “Every American deserves the freedom to fill up with homegrown fuel blends, like E15, that reduce emissions, lower gas prices, and grow jobs. We are fortunate to have strong E15 champions like Governors Reynolds, DeWine, Evers, Noem, Parson, Pillen, Pritzker, Walz, and former Governor Ricketts, who understand the full value of unlocking E15.”
“EPA’s proposed rule reflects an important step toward continuous access to E15 in many of the largest fuel markets across the Midwest, and we greatly appreciate Administrator Regan’s commitment to seeing it through,” added Shields. “The lack of near-term certainty underscores the urgent need to ensure E15 sales are not interrupted. E15 savings represented an economic lifeline for many last summer, and the Biden Administration should make it clear today that E15 will be available to alleviate price spikes this summer when hardworking Americans need it most.”