The Renewable Fuels Association has released a new report that says future requirements of the Renewable Fuels Standard can be met primarily with ethanol if the right commitments are made to ensure a steady evolution of refueling infrastructure and the automotive fleet. The new study was conducted by Air Improvement Resource, Inc. and commissioned by the RFA.
The report indicates the long-term requirements of RFS2 can be met mostly with ethanol if "blender pumps" are made available at approximately one-third of the nation's 162,000 service stations, and if automakers honor and expand their commitment to produce more Flexible Fuel Vehicles.
RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says smart policies and targeted investment that expand ethanol refueling infrastructure and use are needed to meet these goals. Dinneen points out this report demonstrates that the meaningful expansion of the ethanol market, reduction of our reliance on imported oil, and creating jobs without breaking the bank are all possible.