High-Octane Low-Carbon

Next Generation Fuels Act Would Significantly Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Move to Higher Ethanol Blends  


The Next Generation Fuels Act, which was recently reintroduced in Congress, would require that automakers phase in higher levels of clean, low-carbon octane by model year 2031. The higher the octane, the more efficiently the engine uses energy.


As a clean octane standard, the bill requires that sources of additional octane result in at least 40% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than unblended gasoline and sets new limits on toxic hydrocarbon aromatics. Corn ethanol is an effective, low-carbon octane source, providing the greatest fuel efficiency gains at the least cost to drivers while reducing GHG and tailpipe emissions.




Learn more about the various benefits of high-octane low-carbon fuel below.

High-Octane Low-Carbon News

January 17, 2024

EP. 44 - Ethanol’s Past, Present and Future as a Benefit for Corn, with Scott Irwin, Bradley Schad and Julie Busse

How the Renewable Fuel Standard has changed the corn industry, and what’s on the horizon for...

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July 11, 2023

Ninety-Plus Trade Groups Representing Businesses Across the Transportation Sector Urge Biden Administration to Reconsider Tailpipe Emissions Rules

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today joined over 90 other trade groups...

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June 22, 2023

Support Consumer Access to Affordable Vehicles and Fuels, NCGA CEO Tells Congress

Congress can ensure more consumer choice in fuels and vehicles by taking greater advantage of...

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April 12, 2023

NCGA Expresses Serious Concerns Over Limitations of EPA’s Vehicle Standards Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a proposal for new greenhouse gas...

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April 5, 2023

Biofuel and Farm Leaders Press White House for Immediate Action on E15

Biofuel and farm leaders today called on President Biden to get ahead of rising fuel costs by...

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April 4, 2023

An Exciting Start to Spring for America’s Corn Growers

Last month was marked by momentum from both the new Congress and our NCGA team. The...

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March 30, 2023

House Members Reintroduce Next Generation Fuels Act

The Next Generation Fuels Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today. The...

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March 22, 2023

Senators Reintroduce Next Generation Fuels Act

The Next Generation Fuels Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate today, drawing praise from the...

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March 21, 2023

NCGA President to EPA: Ensure Consumer Access to Higher Ethanol Blends

The president of the National Corn Growers Association urged EPA officials today to implement a...

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February 13, 2023

NCGA to EPA: Higher Renewable Fuel Volumes Good for Economy, Energy Security and Environment

Higher renewable fuel volumes over the next three years would go a long way in improving energy...

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February 10, 2023

Reduced Ethanol Demand Drives Corn Ending Stocks Higher

Projected corn ethanol use for the 2022/23 marketing year declined by 25 million bushels from...

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August 23, 2022

NCGA Applauds New Round of USDA Grants to Extend Infrastructure for Biofuels

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is now accepting...

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February 16, 2022

Senators Highlight Environmental, Economic Value of Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard

Three U.S. senators today highlighted the environmental and economic benefits of corn ethanol...

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September 9, 2021

Group Spotlights Biofuel Benefits for California’s Carbon-Neutral Future

In joint comments submitted last week to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a group of...

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September 1, 2021

EP. 23 - Congressional Rep. Cheri Bustos and the Next Generation Fuels Act: A Full Tank of Good Policy

The fifth-term Congresswoman from Illinois is the recipient of the NCGA’s President’s...

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August 26, 2021

Next Generation Fuels Act Provides Key Piece of the Clean Energy Solution

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today welcomed the reintroduction of The Next...

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December 4, 2020

Setting the Stage for the Next Generation Fuels Act

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has long sought new and creative ways to build...

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November 10, 2020

Watch now! Unleashing the Power of Ethanol: NCGA and Growth Energy Town Hall

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and Growth Energy recently held a town hall,...

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October 8, 2020

NCGA Joins Secretary Perdue Supporting Higher Blends of Ethanol

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) First Vice President Chris Edgington, along with...

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October 5, 2020

High-Octane Low-Carbon Fuels: The Importance to Corn Farmers and Consumers

A high-octane low-carbon (HOLC) fuel in the marketplace, once fully implemented, has the...

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September 29, 2020

American Coalition for Ethanol and Fuel Ethanol Workshop Focus on the Future of Biofuels

Looking ahead to the future and setting plants up for success were the primary subjects...

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September 24, 2020

Next Generation Fuels Act Paves Way for Future of Renewable Fuels

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today welcomed the introduction of The Next...

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September 3, 2020

Expanding Access to Higher Blends through Pump Infrastructure

Building out the infrastructure needed for future mid-level blends of ethanol continues to be a...

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July 14, 2020

NCGA Mid-Year Report Offers Look at Efforts to Help Corn Farmers Meet the Challenges of 2020

Despite marketing and economic challenges and a pandemic, farmer leaders of National Corn...

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July 2, 2020

Agriculture Recognized in House Climate Report

The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis this week released a report titled,...

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