European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Diesel vehicles posted their lowest market share since 2001, as demand fell by double digits in 20 of the 27 markets included in JATO’s analysis, with the biggest drops in the UK (-30%), Scandinavia (-22%) and Benelux (-22%). The majority of vehicles registered in 2018 were powered by gasoline engines, with the fuel type making up 57% of all registrations. The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6

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Eni and FCA develop A20: 15% methanol, 5% ethanol high-octane gasoline blend

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The blend was designed to reduce direct and indirect CO 2 emissions and is compatible with the majority of gasoline cars sold from 2001 onwards—accounting for more than 60% of the gasoline cars in Italy—equivalent to approximately 12 million vehicles. Within the scope of an agreement signed in November 2017 ( earlier post ), Eni and FCA have developed “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content.

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Study shows bamboo ethanol in China technically and economically feasible, cost-competitive with gasoline

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Now, researchers at Imperial College London have shown that bioethanol production from bamboo in China is both technically and economically feasible, as well as cost-competitive with gasoline. In its development of biofuel policy, China’s 10 th five-year plan (2001–2005) proposed a biofuel industry to utilize surplus grain stocks. The supply-chain model showed that bamboo would be competitive with gasoline at the pump in scenarios with enzyme loadings of 60 FPU/g glucan and lower.

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EIA: US summer gasoline demand expected to be at 11-year low, prices at record high

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US gasoline demand this summer is expected to be the lowest in 11 years, while the average summer fuel price is forecast to be at a record level, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). High prices at the pump—mostly a result of global crude oil prices—and the use of more efficient vehicles both encourage reduced gasoline consumption. US gasoline consumption is forecast to average almost 8.8 less than 2007’s record summer gasoline demand of 9.4

2012 85

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

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Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars from the 2001 through 2006 model year as well. E15 contains 15 percent ethanol, half again as high as the legal maximum today of 10 percent in E10 gasoline. Automakers sue to

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BMW introducing new EfficientDynamics engine family; 3-, 4- and 6-cylinder, gasoline and diesel; first member a 1.5L, 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine

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At the BMW Group Innovation Day 2012: Efficient Dynamics, BMW introduced a completely new engine family—gasoline and diesel—to take advantage more effectively of its current TwinPower Turbo technology and to create what it called an “ unprecedented ” degree of commonality across the platforms. These are complemented by the High Precision Injection direct fuel injection system for gasoline engines and the Common Rail direct injection system for diesel units.

2012 73

Converting Oil Shale to Gasoline via Alberta Taciuk Processor Results in Full Fuel Cycle GHG Emissions 1.5-1.75 Larger Than From Conventionally Produced Gasoline

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GHG emissions for ATP shale (low and high cases) and conventional gasoline in grams of CO 2 e per MJ of final fuel delivered. Converting oil shale to gasoline via the Alberta Taciuk Processor (ATP)—an above-ground shale retort—results in fuel-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of ~130-150 g CO 2 equivalent/MJ of gasoline produced, according to a new analysis by Dr. Adam Brandt at Stanford University. times larger than emissions from conventionally produced gasoline.

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University of Wisconsin Researchers Investigating Dual-Fuel (Gasoline and Diesel) Partially Premixed Combustion for High-Efficiency, Ultra-Low Emission Combustion; 53% Thermal Efficiency

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, led by Dr. Rolf Reitz, are investigating a blended dual-fuel (gasoline and diesel) concept to extend the operating range of partially premixed charge compression ignition combustion by using the varying fuel reactivity of the charge blend, which is determined in real time. The horizontal axis shows the percentage of gasoline in the blend. The dual-fuel PCCI strategy showed thermal efficiency of 53%. Source: Rolf Reitz. Click to enlarge.

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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

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Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. E15 is approved for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer, as well as, all flex fuel vehicles, which combined represent more than 87% of the vehicles on the road.

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Pay Attention This Summer When You Gas Up: It Might Be E15

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While the legal status of E15 gasoline is in doubt, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with plans for it to roll out before this summer's driving season. That means that drivers will have to pay attention to the labels on their gas pumps, making sure that E15 is only used for cars built in 2001 or later.

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EPA proposes rule allowing sale of E15 year-round; improving RIN market transparency

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. E15 is already approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles—roughly 90% of the vehicles on the road in the US today.

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XL delivers 154 hybrid GMC Savana vans to CalVans; largest single hybrid van deployment in California

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Since 2001, CalVans has been working to reduce its total number of vehicle miles traveled annually, while also reducing greenhouse emissions. CalVans expects to realize a 25% increase in MPG from its XL hybrid electric vans, compared to its standard gasoline-powered fleet vehicles, saving money on fuel costs while helping to achieve sustainability goals.

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US drivers log more than 1B miles on E15

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According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. The EPA approves E15 for use in any vehicle manufactured since 2001, which equates to 9 out of 10 cars on the road today.

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Senate bill would enable sales of E15 and higher ethanol blends year round; RVP waiver

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This would increase market access opportunities for higher blends of ethanol by allowing retailers across the country to sell E15 and other higher-ethanol/gasoline fuel blends year-round, the Senators said. RVP is a common measure of and generic term for gasoline volatility. Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates RVP for gasoline and gasoline-ethanol blended during the summer ozone season from 1 June until 15 September.

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Lawrence, KS gas station first to offer E15 in the US

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The first E15 (15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline) blend is now selling at the Zarco 66 station at 1500 E. In June, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave final approval for the sale and use of E15 ethanol blends in light duty vehicles made since 2001. Given present market conditions, E15 will sell for less than E10 and gasoline not containing ethanol. billion gallons of ethanol in 2011 lowered average gasoline prices by $1.09

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EPA approves first applications for registration of ethanol to make E15

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol (E15). Registration of ethanol to make E15 is a significant step toward its production, sale, and use in model year 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars and light trucks. Ethanol has been blended into gasoline for more than 30 years, but the law limited it to 10% by volume for use in gasoline-fueled vehicles.

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E15 now available in North Dakota

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E15 blended gasoline is now available in four of North Dakota’s larger cities. North Dakota is the ninth state to offer the fuel blend containing 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. The fuel is approved by the EPA for all cars and light-duty vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer, as well as flex-fuel vehicles. The others are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

California Air Resources Board approves 2014 Honda Plug-in Hybrid Accord as first LEV3/SULEV20 vehicle on sale

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In 1995, the 1996 Civic was the first certified Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) gasoline vehicle. In 1997, the 1998 Accord was the first ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) gasoline vehicle. The following year, in 1999, the 2000 Accord was the first certified Super Ultra-low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) gasoline vehicle. In 2001, the 2001 Civic GX powered by compressed natural gas was the first certified Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV).

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EPA delays E15 decision until December

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US regulator, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to delay a decision on the use of E15 for vehicle models 2001-‘06 until next month. The fuel, a blend of 15 per cent ethanol and 85 per cent gasoline, was approved for vehicle models built from 2007 onwards in the United States last month (see story). [.]. Biofuels DOE E15 EPA ethanol gasoline U.S

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EIA: distillate yields at US refineries are rising

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For all major products, only the distillate yield is higher now than it was in October 2001. Since 2001, distillate yields have followed an upward trend, peaking in December 2008 before falling back to an average of 27.5% The recent uptick in distillate yield can partly be explained by the significantly higher price margins over the cost of crude oil for distillate relative to gasoline, EIA said. However, calculating gasoline yields is slightly more complicated, EIA notes.

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US EPA extends E15 fuel waiver to MY 2001-2006 light-duty vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10% ethanol for model year (MY) 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs, and light pickup trucks. At that time, EPA denied a request to allow the use of E15 for MY 2000 and older vehicles and postponed its decision on the use of E15 in MY 2001 to 2006 cars and light trucks until DOE completed additional testing for those model years.

2011 73

Virent receives EPA fuel registration for BioForm biogasoline blends up to 45%

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Virent BioForm Gasoline blended with conventional gasoline underwent testing at Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) with the results demonstrating that the emissions from the blended fuel were well below the maximum permitted by current regulations. The APR technology was discovered at the University of Wisconsin in 2001 by Virents co-founder and chief technology officer, Dr. Randy Cortright.

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VW unveiling new electric microbus concept in Geneva

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In 2001, Volkswagen developed a modern concept version it called the Microbus concept. The concept can also incorporate Volkswagen’s gasoline and diesel direct injection engines as alternative drives. Volkswagen is unveiling an electric microbus concept at the Geneva Motor show. The original Microbus (called the Bulli in Germany) was introduced in 1950. The new electric Bulli, more compact and affordable than the earlier concept, is fitted with six seats.

2011 73

Swiss team concludes that particulate filters should be mandatory for GDI engines

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Based on a three-year study of toxic and environmentally relevant pollutants from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, Swiss researchers have concluded that some GDI engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past. In the spring 2014, the GasOMeP project (Gasoline Vehicle Emission Control for Organic, Metallic and Particulate Non-Legislative Pollutants) got underway.

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that greenhouse gas emissions in California in 2016 fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004—a reduction roughly equivalent to taking 12 million cars off the road or saving 6 billion gallons of gasoline a year. They fell 23% from a peak of 14 metric tons per person (roughly equal to driving 34,000 miles) in 2001 to 10.8

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ASTM Begins Work on E15 Blending Standard in Anticipation of US EPA Action

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ASTM is developing a revision to D4806-10, the standard specification for denatured fuel ethanol for blending with gasolines for automotive engines, in anticipation of E15 blends. In July, three major farmer and ethanol groups called on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to formally approve the use of E12 (12% ethanol) in the nation’s gasoline supply.

2010 81

Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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Scientist have confirmed that unlike gasoline cars, plug-ins will get cleaner as they get older -- because our power grid is getting cleaner. CA, NY, MA and other states have had Zero-Emission Vehicle programs since the early 1990s because battery electric vehicles in those states, taking into account power plants, are far cleaner than gasoline cars in reducing urban air pollution and smog. gasoline this equates to 75 cents a gallon for equivalent electricity.

EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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According to the EIA, the 2015 increase in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector was led by gasoline. The 28% decrease in gasoline prices (in nominal dollars) from 2014 to 2015, along with the continued economic recovery, led to higher fuel consumption. Gasoline accounted for 77% of the 38 MMmt increase in the transportation sector—30 MMmt, an increase of 2.8%

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Honda launching new Fit and Fit Hybrid in Japan

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Based on driving conditions, the hybrid system can automatically link and unlink the motor and gasoline engine, switching among three different drive modes. Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC gasoline-engine Fit features a newly designed engine that achieves fuel economy of 26.0 L gasoline-engine Fit leverages Honda’s proprietary direct injection technology to produce high output. Honda Motor Co., will launch the all-new Fit and Fit Hybrid in Japan on 6 September. Earlier post.)

2013 76

Delphi fuel pumps compatible with new E15 measure from EPA

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This includes approximately 166 SKUs covering 32 million vehicles from 2001 to current model year. Delphi’s gasoline fuel injection systems sold worldwide have been upgraded to deliver 100,000 mile plus durability on E25, even with realistic levels of impurities.

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13 environmental groups urge USPS to select plug-ins for next-generation delivery vehicles

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billion miles every year and uses more than 180 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) of fuel. The USPS operates a fleet of more than 200,000 vehicles in all areas of the United States and its territories; approximately 163,000 of these are right-hand drive, light-duty carrier route vehicles (CRVs) purchased between 1987 and 2001.

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EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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The electric sofas and scooters were so much cooler - and quieter - than the gasoline powered stinkers that predominate. Google founder Sergey Brin drove one of the 2001 Th!nk If drivers have to pay for fuel, this may become Project Permanently Parked in the Driveway, as the price of H2 is about four times that of gasoline. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The diesel crisis certainly affected the speed of growth in the market, but consumers are overcoming this by turning to more attractive gasoline and AFV solutions. The fuel type accounted for just 37% of the total market—its lowest share since 2001. Although there was a 26% drop in the Golf’s diesel registrations, this was offset by a 29% increase in its gasoline registrations. The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6

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Mitsubishi to launch plug-in hybrid version of new Outlander during FY2012

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The new PHEV Outlander will be a permanent 4WD electric vehicle, supplemented by a gasoline engine when needed. The drivetrain combination of front electric motor, rear electric motor, and front traction/generator gasoline engine will result in a choice of three driving modes: pure electric (dual motor 4WD electric mode); series (dual motor 4WD EV supported by ICE generator); and parallel (dual motor 4WD EV supplemented by ICE-powered FWD).

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Gasoline engine-powered models as well as the standard hybrid are available with all-wheel drive. Escape debuted on North American roads for the 2001 model year; in its first full year on sale, Escape became America’s best-selling small SUV. Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show.

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Primus Green Energy to support gas-to-liquids research at Princeton University; comparing STG+ to other GTL platforms

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developer of a proprietary process to produce gasoline and other fuels from biomass and/or natural gas ( earlier post ), will provide financial support to engineers at Princeton University for general research on synthetic fuels, which will include assessments of various gas-to-liquids (GTL) technologies—including Primus’ own STG+—for sustainability and economic viability. As a result, the synthetic gasoline product has high octane and desirable viscometric properties.

2013 83

Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020. Just as the first RAV4 launched the compact crossover SUV segment 22 years ago, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived in 2001. Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show.

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Bob Lutz Joins Transonic Combustions Board of Directors

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Transonic’s TSCi fuel injection system has demonstrated significant gains in fuel economy and lower emissions while running gasoline effectively within modern diesel architecture engines, with the long-term promise of running zero-net bio renewable fuels. from 1998 to 2001. Bob Lutz, newly retired as vice chairman of General Motors, has joined the board of directors of Transonic Combustion, Inc., a start-up developing a supercritical fuel injection system ( earlier post).

2010 73

Moller’s Skycar rotary engine produces 3hp per pound

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Moller expects the Rotapower rotary engine to perform equally well during gasoline-fueled tests to be conducted in the near future. A four-passenger Skycar volantor was flown in 2001 before the Company’s stockholders. Paul Moller, President of Moller International , Inc.,

2013 81

NREL review of E15 effects on MY2001 and later cars finds no meaningful differences with E10

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A review of 43 studies of the effects of E15 (15% ethanol blends) on Model Year 2001 and newer cars by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that the studies reviewed showed no meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category. For 2001 and newer cars emission studies also show that engine control units are able to adequately compensate for the higher oxygen and lower energy content of E15.

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Corning investing $170M to expand clean air products plant in Shanghai; increased substrate capacity for automotive emissions control

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Corning Shanghai Company Limited, which is wholly owned by Corning Incorporated, is an advanced emissions control substrate facility that first began shipping product in early 2001. Corning is a leading supplier of advanced cellular ceramic substrates and diesel particulate filters for the world’s major manufacturers of gasoline and diesel engines.

2011 78

Approval for E15 passes a milestone

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The partial waivers allow fuel and fuel additive manufacturers to introduce gasoline-ethanol blends containing grater than 10% vol. ethanol (E15) for use in model year 2001 and newer light duty vehicles. gasoline intended for use in E15, ethanol intended for use in E15, or final E15 blend) is only introduced into commerce for use in MY2001 and newer light duty motor vehicle. ”.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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Indeed I am talking about Big Dick Cheney, who in addition to his many other immoral and criminal acts also shamelessly promoted the excessive use of oil, coal, gasoline and other fossil fuels by encouraging Americans to use all the energy they could afford to put on their credit cards. FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

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