Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

EPA’s Ethanol (E-15) Fuel Waiver Challenged by Industry Groups

Dec 21, 2010

The newly formed Engine Products Group (EPG), made up of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and other industry associations, filed a petition challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant a partial waiver approving the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E-15) for 2007 model year and newer passenger cars and light trucks.

The group said it supports renewable fuels, including ethanol, but said the EPA gave the OK on E-15 before critical studies on its effects were complete. The group wants to be sure it will not increase air pollution, harm engines, or cause safety concerns.

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