Corn Farmers Applaud Reintroduction of Next Generation Fuels Act in House of Representatives
Today, the Next Generation Fuels Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill will provide cleaner fuels through higher blends of ethanol for a new generation of vehicles that will be optimized to run on higher-octane fuel.
ICGA President Matt Rush, a farmer from Fairfield, said:
“We celebrated the Senate introduction of the bill last week when we were lucky enough to be talking with our Illinois Senators in their offices in Washington, DC. Today, again, we are celebrating the leadership of the members of our Illinois delegation that are showing their support for Illinois farmers, Illinois rural communities, cleaner air, and domestic fuel.
“Thank you to Rep. Miller-Meeks from Iowa for leading this charge and our Illinois Reps. Nikki Budzinski and Darin LaHood with Rep. Angie Craig from Minnesota for their bipartisan leadership as sponsors of this important bill. Thank you to Illinois’s original co-sponsors Reps. Mike Bost, Mary Miller, and Eric Sorensen for working together to lead transportation fuels into a new, cleaner era. Illinois farmers are applauding your important work on our behalf today.”
The high-octane standard established in the bill allows corn-based ethanol to contribute to a new clean fuel economy. Ethanol is the highest octane, cleanest burning, and least expensive of all the octane additives in the market today.