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42EPA delays decision on E15 use in 2001-2006 model-year vehicles

When the EPA approved the use of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol content (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles in mid-October, critics immediately chimed in with a wave of concerns. Some argued that drivers would have a difficult time discerning which fuel to pump into their vehicles, while other were concerned that insufficient testing had been conducted by the EPA and urged retailers to limit the sale of E15 to flex fuel vehicles only. For nearly two years, the E15 battle has w

3EPA delays decision on E15 use in 2001-2006 model-year vehicles

When the EPA approved the use of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol content (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles in mid-October, critics immediately chimed in with a wave of concerns. Some argued that drivers would have a difficult time discerning which fuel to pump into their vehicles, while other critics were concerned that insufficient testing had been conducted by the EPA and urged retailers to limit the sale of E15 to flex fuel vehicles only. For nearly two years, the E15 batt

18With E15 on the horizon, Valero, refiners are hesitant

The fight over the ethanol blend in the U.S.' gasoline continues to wage on, even after yesterday's EPA decision that E15 will be fine in post-2007 vehicles. Last month, a study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) concluded that E15 would be just fine for older vehicles on the road, but refiners might still be reluctant to sell gasoline blended with higher concentrations of ethanol to the retail market. Who knew that changing the ethanol blend level from 10 to 15 percent would

24Ethanol industry finds voice on E12

Now that we've covered the ethanol-related debate surrounding a move from E10 to E15 from almost every angle, it's time to move on to a discussion about E12. With the Environmental Protection Agency choosing to postpone its decision regarding E15 until further testing can be conducted, an interim move to E12 is now the suggested solution by farmers, ethanol blenders and proponents of renewable fuels.

20Opponents of E15 ethanol blend launch campaign calling for more testing

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that its decision to raise the ethanol blend from ten percent (E10) to 15 percent (E15) had been postponed pending further testing. Prior to announcing the postponement, the EPA received reports from automakers suggesting that E15 could be detrimental to modern engines. Rather than act in haste, the EPA determined that in-depth testing of current vehicles could more accurately determine the effects of running E15. While the EPA's re

49Report: Test shows raising ethanol blend to E15 could damage engines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be faced with a decision on the future of ethanol soon and no matter what choice is made, it won't be a popular one. Ethanol producers are pushing the EPA to raise the blend level in gasoline to 15 percent (E15), but automakers and oil companies are pushing back with hopes of keeping the current 10 percent level (E10).

16UL changes tune, will allow E15 in UL87 pumps

Earlier this month, it was reported that Underwriters Laboratories had not yet approved gas dispensing pumps that were labeled with the UL87 certification to carry concentrations of ethanol higher than 10 percent. Meanwhile, many states in the corn belt were considering bumping the current E10 standard up to E15, which is a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. Since that initial story broke, UL has apparently revisited the issue and has decided to allow the pumps to dispense gas

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