Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been given the green light to continue phase two research into E30 blended ethanol. The EPA, previously opposed to E30, gave the green light to the project initially launched in 2019. A study following the launch revealed E30 to be “safe and reliable” for all conventional vehicles – even those not classified as flex-fuel. Ethanol has been a primary talking point in the discussion on renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The coming weeks will be critical as EPA approaches the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) deadline of November 16, when it will have to announce biofuel blending targets for next year. Many are optimistic that RFS volume obligations will include at least 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol.

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