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June 4, 2019

Growth Energy’s E15 to fuel American drivers year-round

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2019) — Growth Energy, the nation’s largest association of ethanol producers and supporters, recently celebrated final action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowing American drivers to fuel up with E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol, all year-round. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said the final rule will benefit drivers by giving them access to a fuel that’s a smart choice for their engines, kinder for the earth, and provides savings each trip to the pump.

“NASCAR drivers have put Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blend made with 15 percent American Ethanol, to the ultimate test for millions of miles of hard-fought competition,” said Emily Skor, Growth Energy CEO. “Off the race track, any consumer with a modern vehicle model year 2001 or newer can enjoy the benefits of E15 which is more affordable, higher-octane fuel. We’re proud that NASCAR helps set the trends in the automotive industry and has embraced Sunoco Green E15 for so many years. We’re extremely excited that now consumers will have access to E15 year-round which is a win for drivers everywhere.”

For nearly a decade, Growth Energy has worked with the NASCAR industry to create the perfect fuel blend, Sunoco Green E15, that boosts horsepower while reducing emissions in the sport.

“NASCAR has used Sunoco Green E15 made with 15 percent American Ethanol to help push our cars to Victory Lane,” said Brandon Igdalsky, Managing Director of Event Marketing and NASCAR Green. “Sunoco Green E15 has given NASCAR teams the performance and power they need to compete while also helping the sport become more sustainable.”

Since 2011, Growth Energy has worked with top fuel retailers to expand options for American motorists. Today, E15 is sold at more than 1,800 locations in 31 states, with many more expected in the months and years ahead.