09-02-2011, 11:52 AM
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The correct answer: It is a state by state mandate with incentives in many others:
Originally Posted by bluebee
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.
Ten states have enacted Renewable Fuels Standards that require the use of ethanol-blended fuel:
*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:
South Dakota (both)
South Carolina (E85)
Twenty-two states have some type of incentive for ethanol producers:
Last edited by dvsgene; 09-02-2011 at 11:55 AM.