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EPA 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 dri

EPA 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 dri

With 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 Eric Loveday

Ethanol 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 Eric Loveday

Opponents 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 automaker

Report: 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).

UL 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. Sinc