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Industry Fears EPA's 'Test Fuel' Policy Limits Low-Carbon Ethanol Sales

October 22, 2014
Ethanol producers are asking a federal appeals court to scrap a years-old policy EPA used in its Tier 3 fuel and engine rule for establishing new “test fuels” that determine vehicles' compliance with agency mandates, fearing the policy blocks them from selling low-carbon fuels that could be used to comply with the agency's vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) rules. The producers are seeking to market fuels with higher blends of ethanol than the 10 percent ethanol fuel (E10) now used as...