Ethanol 15 draws mixed reviews

By paNOW Staff
October 14, 2010 - 6:26am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is raising to 15 per cent the amount of corn ethanol that can be blended into gasoline. The EPA decision is being criticized for not going far enough and for going too far.

The Renewable Fuels Association is upset that that the Ethanol 15 decision is limited to model year 2007 and newer vehicles. According to the association, this approach is scientifically unjustified and will do little to expand ethanol use.

Retailers aren’t likely to want to carry both Ethanol 10 and Ethanol 15. “It is clear EPA is missing an opportunity to meaningfully increase America’s use of renewable fuels and reduce our dependence on imported oil,” says the association.

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