Bill Introduced in House Would Require Additional Study of E15
by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to repeal the E15 waiver and require additional testing of the fuel, despite extensive testing by the U.S. DOE.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced H.R. 875 soon after it was discussed at a Feb. 26 hearing that cast a negative light on E15.
The bill, which currently has five cosponsors, would require that the EPA enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research of mid-level blends. The bill specifies that gasoline containing no ethanol and E10 should be compared to mid-level blends and that the assessment should include a short-term and long-term evaluation of the use of mid-level blends in nonroad and onroad vehicles, marine engines and related equipment. READ MORE