POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, released a statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule granting the request made by eight Midwestern states to allow year-round access to E15. The states include Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

“POET is grateful to the Midwestern governors who continue to champion year-round E15 in their respective states,” said Joshua Shields, POET Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “E15 reduces America’s reliance on foreign oil, cuts emissions, and lowers prices at the pump, and we’ve never needed all three more urgently as a nation. However, truly maximizing the benefits of E15 will require repealing outdated and unnecessary federal restrictions. A waiver for E15 this summer is an important next step, but Americans ultimately deserve a permanent nationwide fix guaranteeing the freedom to access E15 year-round in all 50 states.”