NEWS Press releases Jan 24, 2011

U.S. Approval Of 15% Ethanol Blended Fuels Is A Boost For Renewable Fuels

OTTAWA: The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today lauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to allow ethanol blends of 15% (E15) in car models built since 2001. E15 fuel can now be used in over 200 million cars or over half of all vehicles on the road in the United States.

“Recently completed testing and data analysis show that E15 does not harm emissions control equipment in newer cars and light trucks,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in a statement. “Wherever sound science and the law support steps to allow more home-grown fuels in America’s vehicles, this administration takes those steps.”

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