Jul 14, 2021 3:35 PM

Groups press for higher octane fuel standard

Posted Jul 14, 2021 3:35 PM

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.  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.

National Farmers Union President Rob Larew states, “That alone should be plenty of justification for the EPA to introduce a higher octane fuel standard.” The coalition includes National Farmers Union, American Farm Bureau Federation and multiple state commodity organizations.