NCGA calls for Next Gen Fuels Act support


NCGA calls for Next Gen Fuels Act support

The National Corn Growers Association is calling for the increased use of ethanol to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Brownfield’s Will Robinson has more from the Farm Progress Show.

NCGA Vice President Chris Edgington Tells Brownfield the group is pushing for the passage of the Next Generation Fuels Act because it allows access to higher compression engines…

“That’ll allow us to clean up the environment even more than what we’re already doing with greenhouse gases,” he said. “Plus, it’ll give us higher fuel efficiency and it’ll be cheaper fuel to put in the vehicle for the consumer.”

Edgington says the legislation, sponsored by Representative Cheri Bustos of Illinois, would allow ethanol blends like E30 to be supported nationally by 2031.

“There’s a target for higher compression engines for 2026 and then another target for 2031,” Edgington said. “It’ll be a process; it’s going to be a great fuel.”

Bustos’ bill says the change would decrease emissions by nearly 50 percent when compared to gasoline.

Brownfield interviewed Edgington at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

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