Growth Energy and the Prime the Pump program are the driving force behind domestic E15 expansion and we’re laying the groundwork for even higher blends, which will in turn increase corn demand.
- For the fourth year in a row, we doubled the number of retail locations offering E15.
- Prime the Pump efforts have secured commitments from more than 3,800 retail sites that will offer E15 by 2021. This growth would generate approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually. Combined, these committed sites sell more than 7 billion gallons of gasoline annually, or roughly 15 percent of the total U.S. gasoline sales.
- The surge in market expansion for E15 has made it more available to consumers, who continue to reach for it at the pump again and again. Today, drivers have driven more than 10 billion miles on E15 and counting.
- Facilitating market expansion for higher blends matters. Higher blends mean increased ethanol sales which also helps hardworking American farmers. When E15 is an option at the pump, fuel retailers sell 30 to 40 percent more ethanol than the average E10 station.
The goal of Prime the Pump at its inception was to prime the marketplace for E15 and open the door for retail adoption, and it’s working.