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Low Carbon Fuel Markets

Summit Carbon Solutions will open new economic opportunities for ethanol plant partners by allowing them to sell their product in markets that pay more for their product. Being able to access these markets will enhance the long-term viability of the ethanol industry and ensure corn growers across the Midwest continue to have a strong market for their crops.

Low carbon fuel markets are expanding. California, the largest ethanol consuming state, and Canada, the largest U.S. ethanol export partner, have both adopted low carbon fuel standards that pay more for lower carbon fuels. 

Almost all gasoline-fueled vehicles on the road today can use ethanol blends (E10, E15, or E85). Furthermore, unlike EVs, the infrastructure for ethanol fuels already exists throughout the country.

Low carbon fuel standard CI formulas consider all carbon emissions during construction and while the pipeline system is in operation.