Federal Spotlight: President Joe Biden Touts E15 in Iowa Visit

April 14, 2022

President Joe Biden traveled to Iowa Tuesday and visited POET Bioprocessing to advocate for ethanol. During his visit, President Biden unveiled his administration’s plan to allow E15 to be sold this summer. According to the White House, this will be accomplished through a national emergency waiver. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds praised this announcement. In a release, she stated: “Thank you to the Biden Administration for this very welcome news. While there is more to be done from the Administration to address high energy and fuel prices, unrestricted access to E15 is a great first step.”

“This action, although temporary, will ensure Iowans continued access to E15 and higher blends of ethanol. It is critical that the EPA implements this in a way to fully allow E15 for the entire summer driving season,” she added.

Other steps to work toward sustainable energy, President Biden added, include his administration’s goal of zero-carbon for aviation and a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge of producing 3 billion gallons each year of sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. 

Read President Biden’s full remarks here.