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Groups Press for Higher Octane Fuel Standard

Dan Biofuels/Energy

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A coalition of farm and renewable fuel organizations urge the Biden administration to propose a higher octane fuel standard.

In a letter to President Joe Biden this week, the coalition also requested the Environmental Protection Agency open a comment period on the role high octane low carbon fuels can play in advancing the administration’s climate objectives. The effort complements a similar letter from the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, expressing support for high octane low carbon fuels.

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The letters come as the EPA updates its greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks. The fuels improve vehicle and fuel efficiency, which in turn can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, conserve oil, and strengthen energy security.

The coalition includes the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union and multiple state commodity organizations.

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)