Government creating E15 incentives

USDA Seeks Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public input to help create the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, a new program that will expand the availability of domestic ethanol and biodiesel by providing incentives for the expansion of renewable fuel sales.

The USDA is also considering infrastructure projects to facilitate increased sales of higher biofuel blends (E15 or higher).

The effort builds on the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership, administered by the USDA from 2016 to 2019 through state and private partners, to expand the availability of E15 and E85 fuels and infrastructure.

The AMA opposes additional E15 in the marketplace because it reduces the availability of safe fuels and increases the risk of inadvertent misfueling by motorcyclists whose machines are not approved for fuels containing more than 10 percent ethanol.

The AMA advises all motorcycle and ATV owners to check their owners manuals to determine what fuels can be used safely.