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ADM Requests EPA Approve Ethanol Blends Up To 12 Percent For All Cars


Company supports E15, but concerned about impacts of limiting use to newer cars

On June 7, Archer Daniels Midland Company submitted a formal request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeking approval of ethanol-gasoline blends containing up to 12 percent ethanol (E12) for all cars.  We also formally requested that the EPA alter its Clean Air Act interpretive rule to allow for the higher oxygen content in E12. 

We commend the EPA for its thorough consideration of the E15 waiver request.  ADM continues to support full implementation of the E15 waiver request, but believes that limiting E15 to model year 2001 and newer cars will not meet the goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) or the President’s goal of tripling biofuels production over the next twelve years.

We believe immediate interim approval and implementation of E12 for all cars provides a sound path to advance our nation’s renewable energy goals. 

About ADM

Every day, the 28,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 230 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, were $69 billion. For more information about our Company and our products, visit www.adm.com.

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