Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the petition from eight Midwestern governors to allow year-round E15 sales in their states. Currently, E15 is only allowed in the summer months. The ethanol blend can be used in all cars, trucks and SUVs made in or after 2001.

The change will start in 2025 and is being applauded by the agriculture and ethanol groups around the country. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a statement, saying the decision is welcomed although questioned. RFA says there’s no reason the change couldn’t have been enacted for this year and that Congress needs to pass the bipartisan Nationwide Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act.

Read more on the ethanol legislative update here.