E15 would reduce CO2 emissions in Wisconsin

By Fuels America | March 05, 2015

A recent analysis found that replacing just half of the 2.4 billion gallons of regular E10 gas consumed in Wisconsin with E15 would eliminate 175,636 tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emitted to our air every year (CO2e includes carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane). That’s the equivalent to taking about 37,000 passenger vehicles off the road in Wisconsin every year.

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s principal research economist, Steffen Mueller, provided the information to the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance and Fuels America, which clearly demonstrate that switching to a motor fuel with a greater quantity of homegrown renewable fuels would result in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

"More than 80 percent of the vehicles on the road today are approved to use E15,” said Joshua Morby executive director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance. “The bipartisan renewable fuel standard (RFS) is a market-based approach to promoting higher-blend renewable fuels like E15 and making them available to consumers. Maintaining a strong renewable fuel standard is a smart and effective way to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Wisconsin.”