US EPA APPROVES E15 FOR MOST CARS!

“The Environmental Protection Agency announced that E15 — consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline — is safe for engines in cars, light trucks, and sport-utility vehicles from model years 2001 through 2006.”

This is an exciting day for corn growers and ethanol manufacturers alike!  Today, our photo is a nighttime shot of Adkins Energy, LLC in Lena, IL which we can see here is beautiful as well as good for the environment and great for national security.  Corn-based ethanol is truly a win-win product.

One thought on “US EPA APPROVES E15 FOR MOST CARS!”

  1. ROFLMAO, you’ve got to be kidding.

    None of the cars that were approved has a fuel map for E15 and no gasoline producer will make it, they are all suing the EPA because they can’t afford the liability, most states don’t allow E15 to be sold for non flex-fuel cars including California, the largest gasoline market in the US, there is no ASTM spec for E15 which will take more than a year to develop and the EPA has to change a bunch of regulations, but other than that you are good to go … for your flex-fuel vehicle … which could always have used E15. And even if it were available at a blender pump today, who would put E15 in their car when it will cost more than E10, give less mileage and possibly damage their car which was never designed for it.

    E15 was supposed to delay the blending wall. It won’t come close to doing that because we hit the blending wall by the beginning of next year at the latest, unless gasoline consumption soars and after that the quotas in EISA 2007 will mean nothing, E15 or not. Of course the ethanol mandates in EISA 2007 were supposed to provide corporate welfare for E85 and flex-fuel vehicles. Maybe you should try to figure out how the ethanol industry is going to address the intent of the law instead of trying to put band aids on the unintended consequences of the law.

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