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Thursday, September 30, 2010

US on track to finish test on higher ethanol blend

Reuters Africa
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:39pm GMT
By Russell Blinch

* DOE to complete data for '07 and newer cars this month
* Data for 2001 to 2006 cars expected end November
* EPA will make decision within 2 weeks after gets data
* Trade group says bit-by-bit decisions could harm market

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said on Thursday his department was on schedule to deliver testing data on a higher blend of ethanol for motor
vehicle gasoline. "We're going to have all the information ready for the EPA by the end of the month," Chu told reporters at a conference. The Department of Energy is studying whether fuel
containing 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, can be burned safely in traditional car engines. The current blend level is 10 percent.

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