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EPA Grants E15 Waiver for MY 2001-2006 Cars, Light Trucks

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 21 waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol for model year (MY) 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs and light pickup trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains up to 15-percent ethanol, known as E15.

Legislation Extends Alt-Fuel Incentives

WASHINGTON - The Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 (HR 4853), passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 17, includes extensions of two key incentives for natural gas vehicles. In addition, the law extends the ethanol tax credit through 2011, and retroactively extends the biodiesel tax incentive and the renewable diesel incentive through 2011.

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks.

Ethanol Industry Calls for New Legislation

MONROE, WI - Representatives of the ethanol industry on July 13 gathered in front of Badger State Ethanol to call for public policy changes aimed at promoting the use of the alternative fuel.

E85 Dispensers Draw Safety Certification

WASHINGTON - Growth Energy announced that Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has issued certifications to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco fueling E85 dispenser.

EPA Delays E15 Waiver Decision

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is delaying a decision on whether to approve a waiver request that would allow E15 (a 15-percent ethanol fuel blend) to become available to all vehicles, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

EPA Sets Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Feb. 3 announced steps aimed at accelerating the development of biofuels, and the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule setting a new renewable fuels standard.