Vilsack: EPA Signaling Support for 15 Percent Ethanol Rate
Washington--Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the Environmental Protection Agency is signaling it will approve raising the ethanol blend rate in gasoline to 15 percent from the current level of 10 percent.
“I think that the EPA administrator has indicated that we’re going to have E15. I think when she talked about labeling and starting to work on that, that’s an indication we’re going to have it. The question is what vehicles will it apply to and, then, how do we build the industry from there,” Vilsack said at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Tuesday.
The American Farm Bureau Federation supports raising the ethanol blend rate to a level up to 15 percent.