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FTC rule paves way to greater ethanol blending

3:00 PM MST | February 1, 2016 | Brian Balboa

The US Federal Trade Commission’s final amendments to automotive fuel rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol-gasoline blends have opened the door to greater blending of ethanol into gasoline. The amendments, announced on 14 January, will go into effect on 14 July. They require that fuel marketers rate and certify all ethanol blends with ethanol content ranging from more than 10% to 83%, on a single pump; and that retailers post labels with ethanol percentage disclosures and the statement, “Use only in Flex-Fuel Vehicles/May Harm Other Engines.”...

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