US court throws out challenge to E15 auto fuel

17 August 2012 17:55  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A US appeals on Friday court ruled in favour of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) allowance of E15 ethanol-blend gasoline for most US cars.

The US Appeals Court in Washington threw out a challenge by petroleum, grocery and automobile associations who claimed E15 could harm engines and was inadequately tested.

E15 gasoline includes 15% ethanol. The ruling impacts nearly two thirds of all vehicles on the road.

The court action was hailed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), a corn ethanol trade group.

By: Brian Ford
+1 713 525 2653

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly