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POET Applauds Midwest’s Move to Cleaner, Affordable Fuels

Governors take action to "provide relief, flexibility, and certainty in the fuel market"

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Sioux Falls (April 28, 2022) – Today POET, the world's largest producer of biofuels, applauds Governors Kim Reynolds (R-IA), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Doug Burgum (R-ND), Tony Evers (D-WI), Laura Kelly (D-KS), Kristi Noem (R-SD), JB Pritzker (D-IL), and Tim Walz (D-MN) for taking bold, bipartisan action to secure year-round access to E15, a 15 percent bioethanol fuel blend. The eight Midwest governors sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exercising their authority under the Clean Air Act to "provide relief, flexibility, and certainty in the fuel market" and give E10 and E15 regulatory parity in their states.

"Thank you to Governors Reynolds, Ricketts, Burgum, Evers, Kelly, Noem, Pritzker and Walz for fighting for permanent access to E15, lower prices at the pump and cleaner fuels in your states," said Joshua Shields, POET Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications. "Skyrocketing gas prices underscore the need for year-round access to biofuel blends, like E15, that save money, lower emissions and are made in America."

"The breadth of support from states across the Midwest proves that biofuels are truly a bipartisan solution,” Shields continued. “The governors' action is a shining example of how reaching across state lines and across the aisle can fuel a better future for everyone.”

According to, today the average reported retail savings between E0 (0% bioethanol) and E15 (15% bioethanol) is $0.64 per gallon. Americans are also currently saving $0.31 per gallon on average by choosing E15 over standard E10 gasoline.

The letter is available here.

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