By Dana Hennen

My husband and I are third-generation owners of Hennen’s Auto Service, which has been family owned and operated since 1958. Small businesses like ours have led the charge to bring new consumer fuel options online. As Lance Klatt, executive director of Minnoco, recently pointed out: “Hundreds of single-store owners spearheaded the adoption of the first blender pumps, which allow individual stations to offer options like gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) and E85.”

Drivers appreciate that higher biofuel blends can deliver more octane for their dollar. And they appreciate that biofuels help keep the air clean. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, conventional ethanol emits 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline over its full lifecycle. By 2022, the department anticipates that ethanol’s relative carbon benefits will rise to 50 percent or more. Read more…