COALITION FORMALLY PETITIONS EPA TO ALLOW UP TO 15% ETHANOL IN GASOLINE
POSTED: MAR 06, 2009

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), the nation's largest ethanol advocacy association, joined a broad alliance of groups to formally petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the use of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for motor vehicles. ACE joined Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition along with several next-generation cellulosic ethanol companies in making the formal waiver application.

"The American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to be part of this unified effort to submit scientific data to EPA so they may approve the use of mid-level blends of ethanol, such as E15, in motor vehicles nationwide," said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of ACE. "Allowing the use of mid-level blends of ethanol in America's existing fleet of vehicles would bring an array of benefits, including the creation of good jobs, ensuring a market for next-generation biofuels, and providing more cost-effective choices at the pump for consumers. The current arbitrary cap of 10 percent ethanol per gallon of gasoline is stalling growth in America's green energy sector and unnecessarily limiting progress toward energy independence."

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