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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 17, 2011 @ 11:00 PM

E15, the gasoline pump label, is approved. But E15, the fuel, probably will not be widely sold for several months at the earliest in Illinois.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently OK’d labeling requirements for the newest blend of 15 percent ethanol and up to 85 percent gasoline. The black-and-orange labels have been shared with state regulators.

Just when E15 fuel would go on sale at the local convenience store remains difficult to tell at this point, said Jonelle Brent, bureau chief for weights and measures with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

“A lot of it is still to be decided at the federal level,” said Brent. “The fuel still has to be certified and registered.”

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