DMR: Trump administration gives final approval for year-round E15 use

Des Moines Register
By Donnellle Eller

The Trump administration Friday announced approval of year-round access to gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a move that could boost corn prices for farmers and lower costs for drivers.

The decision is welcome news for farm groups that have pushed for expanded consumer access to gasoline with 15% ethanol — called E15 — saying it’s needed to drive demand for the renewable fuel and corn, typically used to make ethanol.

The administration had until June 1 to approve the rule to open the door for E15 use this summer.

“This is positive news for rural Iowa at a time when we can really use it,” said Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

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