The most popular US raises the upper limit of etha

2022-07-24
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The United States raises the upper limit of ethanol content in gasoline

in the near future, American drivers need to be careful when refuelling to avoid adding inappropriate gasoline, which will cause damage to the engine. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on October 13 that it agreed to raise the upper limit of ethanol content in gasoline in the United States from the current 10% to 15%, but only recommended for vehicles manufactured after 2007

legislation requires 36billion gallons of biofuels to be added to gasoline by 2022

! Tens of millions of buyers drained the biofuels, mainly ethanol. But at the same time, since 1979, the United States has set the upper limit of ethanol content in gasoline at 10%. Ethanol producers are subject to the limit of 10% ethanol content in gasoline stipulated by the environmental protection agency. US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a statement on the 13th that if more ethanol is not allowed to be added, it is impossible to achieve the goals stipulated in the act. As long as there is scientific and legal support for measures that allow more U.S. - produced fuel to be used in cars, the U.S. government will take these measures

Lisa Jackson said that the comprehensive test conducted by the US Department of energy showed that the hybrid fuel E15 (composed of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline) with an upper limit of ethanol content of 15% would not damage the emission control system of cars and light trucks produced in recent years. According to the statistics of the environmental protection agency, the gasoline consumed by about 65million vehicles produced after 2007 only accounts for 1/3 of the current total gasoline consumption in the United States

according to industry analysis, this E15 fuel will be sold as early as next January. The US Environmental Protection Agency stressed that it is not an administrative order to adopt high feed temperature and high model temperature to increase the upper limit of ethanol content in gasoline, but only a license. This means that the gas station has the right to decide whether to sell the mixed fuel E15. The gas stations that choose to sell this E15 need to adopt new refueling equipment and logo to help consumers choose. For gas stations, it means an increase in costs

the ethanol industry advocates expanding the use scope to all vehicles

the decision of the US Environmental Protection Agency is less than a month before the mid-term election, and is welcomed by agricultural producing states. Iowa has the largest ethanol production in the United States. The State Senator Tom Halkin expressed his appreciation for the EPA's regulation that E15 is applicable to cars produced after 2007. He said in a statement that it is important to continue to promote the use of biofuels and reduce the "dangerous dependence" of the United States on foreign oil. The EPA's decision is "beneficial to the environment and national energy security" and will create "green" jobs in Iowa and the United States

the decision of the US Environmental Protection Agency is the result of long-term lobbying by ethanol producers. For a long time, the U.S. government has provided tax incentives to oil companies to encourage them to add ethanol to their refining, but this tax preference will expire at the end of this year. As doubts about renewable energy are growing in the United States, many members of Congress say they do not intend to support the extension of this preferential tax policy. At that time, the U.S. ethanol production industry may usher in a difficult period

since march2009, the industry organization "growth energy", which represents ethanol production enterprises, has been asking the US Environmental Protection Agency to approve the increase of ethanol content in gasoline. However, the organization is not satisfied with the decision of the environmental protection agency. It believes that the current regulations limit the use of E15, have a "very small impact" on the use of renewable fuels in the United States, and cannot enable the United States to achieve the goal of reducing its dependence on oil. They advocate extending the use of E15 to all vehicles. However, the US Environmental Protection Agency is required to act cautiously. The Department said on the 13th that the U.S. Department of energy is testing vehicles produced from 2001 to 2006, and the results are expected to be announced next month. At that time, the use of E15 may be extended to such vehicles. For those vehicles manufactured before 2000, it may take a longer time to strengthen economic operation monitoring because they have not yet been tested

the automobile industry, ranchers and the food industry strongly oppose

the International Association of automobile manufacturers said that increasing the ethanol content will damage the service life of the engine and affect carbon dioxide emissions, driving performance and on-board diagnostic system. If the E15 fuel price is cheaper than the traditional fuel, it may encourage more car owners to choose the cheap E15 regardless of the vehicle manufacturing year, causing unnecessary problems

farmers and the food industry believe that more corn is used to produce ethanol, which will increase the price of animal feed, leading to a chain rise in food prices

although the U.S. automotive industry strongly opposes the EPA's increase in ethanol content in gasoline, it is reported that the U.S. automotive industry has actually prepared for a rainy day, and no oil flows out of the production return pipe for vehicles with higher ethanol content. According to the associated press, since 2000, the U.S. automobile industry has begun to produce vehicles that can be used for the fuel that can add up to 85% ethanol, namely E85 fuel. At present, 8million vehicles have been put into use. Detroit automakers have promised to use E85 fuel in half of their cars by 2012

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