Lindsay Mitchell

Nov 05, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

This exciting new video starts a conversation about biofuels: how they can save us from diminishing fossil fuels, how they clean our are, how they are locally grown and saving rural communities. 


It's the latest in what will be a docuseries of videos helping farmers and non-farmers to talk about important ag issues featured on the Illinois Farm Families website and social accounts.


Says Elliott Uphoff from Shelbyville, IL featured in the video, "You hear it everywhere, how everybody loves “locally grown.” Well, there’s nothing more locally grown than biofuels made from Illinois corn and soybeans. If you drive a flex-fuel vehicle, you can choose a blend of up to 85% ethanol (E85) at the pump. If not, you can still fuel up with a blend of 15% ethanol (E15) as long as your car is model year 2001 or newer. If your vehicle runs on diesel fuel, chances are you can opt for biodiesel without any issue. By using locally grown biofuels, we’ll leave the earth a little better than we found it."


Check it out!