RFA, others slam anti-E15 study for using outdated formulation

01/29/2013 | EthanolProducer.com

An oil industry report portraying E15 as harmful to fuel-system components is misleading and flawed, according to the Renewable Fuels Association and other industry groups. The study used an "aggressive E15" blend that has no real-world significance because such a formulation no longer represents the kinds of fuels in the market today, said Kristy Moore, RFA's vice president for technical services. The researchers "cooked the books by using an aggressive fuel mix to try and force engine damage. This isn't real testing and this certainly isn't real life," said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen.

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