EPA Approves Year-Round Sales Of Higher Ethanol Blend In SD, Other States

(Pierre, SD) — South Dakota drivers are going to be able to fuel up with a higher ethanol blend all year long. That also goes for seven other Midwestern states after the Environmental Protection Agency made the final decision Thursday. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin are also in on the move because they are the top U.S. corn states. The ruling is specifically for E15, or gasoline blended with 15-percent ethanol, but year-round sales won’t begin until April of 2025. E15 has been banned during the summertime over concerns of worsening smog during warm weather. The EPA’s decision could be a major boost for corn farmers with ethanol consuming around 40 percent of the America’s corn crop.

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