Is There Enough Year-Round E15 To Supply Demand?

May 30, 2018 01:05 PM
 
 

In April, President Donald Trump announced his administration could allow for the sale of E15 all year long.

If this cheaper alternative to gasoline is allowed to be sold year-round, David Hudak, general manager of POET Biorefining, said ethanol is ready to take it on.

Each year, POET produces 1.8 billion gallons of ethanol in seven states, according to Hudak. With more than 200 biofuels facilities across the country, he has no doubts on supplying the demand.

Of the 1,300 gas stations that supply E15, Hudak said they will offer it more quickly than stations that need to build infrastructure to provide it, and retailers need to be engaged in the process.

“Once those retailers come onboard, and then we get thousands of thousands of stations, then you’ll see the product fly,” he said on AgDay. 

Currently E15 is banned during the summer months because of the belief it contributes to smog.

Will consumers end up purchasing E15? Hear Hudak’s thoughts on AgDay above.

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Joe Dairyman
Clovis, NM
5/30/2018 09:30 PM
 

  We don’t need E15! E10 isn’t even economical.

 
 
Keith
Augusta, ME
5/31/2018 07:37 AM
 

  The only positive thing about ethanol is that it's much better and safer than the alternative MTBE. However; I think it should come from a plant other than corn, one that doesn't require so many inputs/energy to grow.

 
 
Mark
St james, MN
5/31/2018 11:24 AM
 

  I also have a flex fuel pickup that gets the same mileage using E85 as I get with E10. I have many friends that report the same also. Makes me wonder if people have done their own test or just believe what they read/hear. I also don’t ever remember have troops and tanks sent to protect US interest in my corn crop. The farmer can feed and fuel you both.

 
 

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