EPA allows E15 in 2001 though 2006 light-duty vehicles

Posted by lgrainawi on 1/24/2011 11:29:00 AM

In response to a request by Growth Energy under section 211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act, the EPA has granted a partial waiver to allow commercial gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol (E15) for use in model year (MY) 2001 and newer light-duty motor vehicles, subject to several conditions. On October 13, 2010, EPA granted a partial waiver for E15 for use in MY2007 and newer light-duty vehicles (i.e., cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles). On January 21, 2011, EPA granted a partial waiver for E15 for use in MY2001-2006 light-duty motor vehicles. These decisions were based on test results provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other information regarding the potential effect of E15 on vehicle emissions. Taken together, the two actions allow, but do not require, E15 to be introduced into commerce.  To view more information, go to www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/additive/e15/.

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