The Environmental Protection Agency
) governs the amount of ethanol usedd in gasoline
. The current standard blend stands at ten percent (E10). With farmers wielding pitchforks in anger, the EPA agreed to consider raising the ethanol blend
to 15 percent (E15), a move that would avoid hitting the blend wall
. As Green Car Advisor reports, the time to decide whether to move to E15 has come, but once again, the EPA has postponed, saying that more testing is needed before a final decision can be made.
The agency wants to further test the possible side effects of running an E15 blend
in modern vehicles. Reports have surfaced claiming that E15 could ultimately damage engines
, and the EPA understandably doesn't want to make a choice that could potentially leave drivers stranded.
When will the EPA make the final call on E15? The decision was supposed to come last December
, then it was moved to this June, but now, who knows?
[Source: Green Car Advisor