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Old 09-02-2011, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Looking at this thread:
- Is anyone using fuel with a blend of ethanol?

I see that California gas is (apparently) almost all 10% ethanol, winter or summer.

Other posts in that thread say it's a Federal mandate. Dunno what the actual fact is though.
The correct answer: It is a state by state mandate with incentives in many others:

http://www.ethanol.org/index.php?id=79&parentid=26

Ten states have enacted Renewable Fuels Standards that require the use of ethanol-blended fuel:

Hawaii
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Oregon
Washington
Florida

*California has a Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Pennsylvania has a cellulosic ethanol standard.

CARB is denatured ethanol. Technically, a fuel that meets the requirements of the CaRFG Phase 3 Predictive Model could contain as little as 0 percent oxygen or as much as 3.7 percent oxygen.



Twelve states have some type of retail pump incentives for ethanol, whether for E10, E85, or both types of ethanol-blended fuel:

Alaska (E10)
Idaho (both)
Illinois (both)
Iowa (both)
Kansas (E85)
Maine (both)
Minnesota (E85)
Oklahoma (both)
South Dakota (both)
Hawaii (both)
South Carolina (E85)
Alabama (E10)

Twenty-two states have some type of incentive for ethanol producers:

Arkansas
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New York
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Virginia
Wyoming

Last edited by dvsgene; 09-02-2011 at 11:55 AM.
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