RFA: EPA to Delay E15 Decision on 2001-2006 Vehicles

01:36PM Nov 19, 2010
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EPA today is expected to announce a delay of up to a month in terms of their decision on whether to approve E15 for 2001-2006 vehicles, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

The delay is a result of testing failures unrelated to fuel and E15, RFA said.

"We are encouraged by EPA's commitment to accurate testing for 2001-2006 cars and pickup trucks, particularly given the failures are unrelated to the fuel being tested," said RFA President Bob Dinneen. "While the delay is disappointing, it is understandable. We encourage EPA to extend such due diligence to testing for all cars and pickups, regardless of age. We believe the fuel testing to date clearly demonstrates the efficacy of E15 as a motor fuel for all light duty vehicles."

Earlier, EPA approved E15 for use in 2007 and newer cars and light trucks.