Farm News, Friday January 6, 2017
American Drivers Surpass 500 Million Miles on E15
Growth Energy says U.S. drivers have reached 500 million miles on E15 fuels. In a statement this week, Growth Energy said the figure was based on sales and consumption data reported over the past 12 months by gasoline retailers. The organization says the milestone highlights the fuel’s performance, safety, and value for American consumers. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says: “drivers are finding out that E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, is an even better choice for their wallets, their engines and the environment.” E15 works for any vehicle 2001 and newer and is the most tested fuel to date, according to Growth Energy. Additionally, automakers approve E15 for use in nearly three-quarters of new cars, and the Environmental Protection Agency approves its use in 9 out of 10 cars on the road today.
EPA Funding Cleaner School Buses in Rural Communities
The Environmental Protection Agency is handing out more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit older diesel school buses in rural communities across the country. The funds are going to 88 school bus fleets in 27 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. The EPA says the new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems. Since 2008, the program has funded more than 700 clean diesel projects across the country, reducing emissions in more than 70,000 engines. Find a list of rural communities receiving funding online HERE.
Source: NAFB News