09 Apr '11, 1am

USDA Aims to Fund 10000 New Flex-Fuel Pumps by 2016: American automakers have pledged to include flex-fuel capab...

USDA Aims to Fund 10000 New Flex-Fuel Pumps by 2016: American automakers have pledged to include flex-fuel capab...

The new pumps will also dispense E15, which was recently approved by the EPA and should begin showing up at filling stations this summer. The EPA is expected to issue a final rule on labeling for the new blend soon, allowing for it to be sold alongside other mixes despite its potential to damage older engines and gas-powered machinery. It's unknown how many gas stations will initially carry E15, since many existing gas dispensers aren't able to handle the 50-percent higher mix of ethanol and will need to be updated or replaced by blending pumps like those funded under the new USDA program.

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/news/usda-aims-fund-10000-new-f...

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