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EPA to Expand Use of E15 in GasolineFriday, January 21, 2011
(American Meat Institute)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a decision to expand the scope of its October, 2010, decision to allow a 50 percent increase—from 10 percent (E10) to 15 percent (E15) — in the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline.
Today’s decision by the EPA broadens its earlier decision to allow E15 gasoline in model year 2007 or newer automobiles. The new higher ethanol-content fuel will now be available for use in millions of cars in model years 2001 to 2006 as well.
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