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DOE Seeks To Boost Fuels' Octane Levels To Help Curb Vehicle GHGs

December 17, 2015
The Department of Energy (DOE), together with EPA and other agencies, are launching a new research program that will initially seek to increase fuels' octane levels in order to speed adoption of more high-efficiency engines, a move intended to reduce greenhouse gases. But some say the effort could increase use of ethanol, a step likely to be strongly opposed by the oil industry and other critics who say that ethanol has a larger carbon footprint than conventional gasoline. In a...

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