U.S. House Approves Bill To Allow E15 Year Round

Last week, the U.S. House approved “Lower Food and Fuels Costs Act,” (H.R. 7606) that includes $200 million for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 for biofuel infrastructure and a provision to allow year-round sales of E15.

The funding would be distributed in the form of competitive grants to support the installation, retrofit, or upgrade of fuel dispensers and pumps and related equipment, storage tank system components, and other infrastructure needed at a fuel station to supply fuel blends that contain more than 10 percent ethanol or 20 percent biodiesel.

The infrastructure funding could also support biofuel infrastructure for fuel distribution systems, terminal upgrades, including rail lines, and home heating oil distribution centers.

The bill is a messaging bill and is likely dead on arrival in the Senate.

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