EPA Seeking Public Comments on Request to Boost Ethanol Blend Percentage

April 15, 2009 07:00 PM
 

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it is seeking public comments on the waiver application to increase the amount of ethanol that can be blended into a gallon of gasoline to up to 15% (E15). Since 1978, the limit has been at ten volume percent ethanol (E10) for conventional (non flex-fuel) vehicles.

The comment period will be open for 30 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register. Growth Energy and 54 ethanol manufacturers submitted the E15 application to EPA on March 6, 2009.

Current statute calls for EPA to make a decision within 270 days of receipt, which is December 1, 2009.


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