left-arrow right-arrow pinterest Facebook google_plus LinkedIn Twitter Twitter Shield Icon
Back to News

RFN Statement on President Trump's announcement on E15


Statement from Renewable Fuels Nebraska regarding White House Announcement on E15


October 9, 2018


From Troy Bredenkamp, RFN Executive Director-

“Nebraska’s ethanol industry is pleased that President Trump has taken a lead on this issue and has directed the EPA to initiate rulemaking to allow for the year-around sales of E15.”

“E15 is higher octane, better for the environment, cost less than conventional fuel and is made with Nebraska-grown ethanol. Removing this EPA regulatory hurdle and allowing year-around E15 sales sends the correct market signals to retailers to invest in E15 infrastructure, while bolstering the economic condition of the ethanol industry and the American corn farmer at just the right time.” 


From Ted Free, RFN President and General Manager at Bridgeport Ethanol-

“Today’s announcement is a win, win, win.  It’s a win for Nebraska’s ethanol producers, a win for Nebraska’s farmers and a win for the Nebraska consumers, for now they will have the choice to use E15 year-around and that is a great thing.”

“In addition to President Trump’s leadership, it is important to point out other ethanol champions like Governor Ricketts, along with Senator Fischer and Representative Smith in particular.  Without their leadership and stalwart support of Nebraska’s ethanol industry on this issue, today’s announcement might not have taken place.”


Renewable Fuels Nebraska represents the state’s renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Nebraska is the nation’s 2nd largest producer of renewable fuels, with 25 ethanol plants capable of producing over 2.2 billion gallons annually and over $5 billion of activity in Nebraska’s rural economy.  For more information, visit the Renewable Fuels Nebraska website at: http://renewablefuelsne.org/



Back to News