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Analysis of E15 Compatibility

A Comprehensive Analysis Of Current Research On E15 Dispensing Component Compatibility

Analysis of the effects of increasing the ethanol blend ratio to E15 from the current E10 standard. Report concludes that since retailers choosing to sell E15 are required by OSHA and fire codes to use listed equipment, and EPA rules require that equipment be proven compatible with E15, the result will be that very few sites will be able to sell E15 fuel with existing equipment. Equipment modifications could be as little as new hanging hardware (i.e., hose, nozzle, etc.) or as much as an entirely new fuel dispensing system.

Additionally, selling E15 may increase the risk for staff and customer safety, and present environmental consequences. The possibility of customer misfueling and the adverse effects of E15 on vehicle engines are also issues that should be considered. The only alternative is to not store E15 at the facility.

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A Comprehensive Analysis of Current Research on E15 Dispensing Component Compatibility (March 2012)

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