Missouri May Mandate Ethanol Blend


The Missouri House of Representatives has approved a bill that would mandate 10% ethanol in all gasoline sold in the state. Now waiting for Senate approval, the Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard would require that virtually all gasoline vendors sell a 10% blend of agriculturally derived ethanol as long as it costs the same or less than regular gasoline. Green Car Congress reports that, according to the Missouri Corn Growers’ Association, the mandate could help boost the state’s production of ethanol to 350 million gallons by 2008. In addition to building ethanol plants, Missouri is also forging ahead with ambitious biodiesel plans. :: Green Car Congress