19 Jul '12, 2pm

An E15 Update: A service station owner in Kansas reports that the new ethanol blend known as e15 already account...

An E15 Update: A service station owner in Kansas reports that the new ethanol blend known as e15 already account...

Steve Hebert for The New York Times Signs at the Zarco 66 filling station in Lawrence, Kan., proclaim that it is now selling E15, a stronger ethanol blend than E10. The owner says that sales have been relatively robust. In the week since Scott Zaremba has been selling e15 for ordinary cars at his gas station in Lawrence, Kan., the oil industry has issued a national warning not to buy his product because of the possibility of engine damage, and the ethanol lobby has replied that oil companies might just as well tell people to buy nothing. In May, the auto and oil industries reported that in a test they commissioned of E15, which is 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent unleaded gasoline, some models failed. The Department of Energy countered that the test was flawed and that its own research found that cars ran well on both. (Under Environmental Protection Agency rules, the fue...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/an-e15-update/

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