FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act in the United States Senate, which increases gasoline octane to a minimum standard through low-carbon, renewable fuels. Farmers and consumers stand to gain from the economic and environmental benefits brought about by this legislation.
“NFU is pleased to see further momentum on the Next Generation Fuels Act, through the introduction of companion legislation in the Senate by Senators Grassley, Klobuchar, Ernst, and Duckworth. This important legislation supports usage of higher-level blends of ethanol, which NFU has long supported. Higher-level blends of ethanol, like E30, is good for farmers, good for the planet, and good for the pocketbooks of Americans,” said NFU President Rob Larew.
NFU has been a strong supporter of higher-level blends of ethanol and welcomes the introduction of this legislation in the Senate. NFU supported this legislation in August 2021 when it was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois.
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National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of more than 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.