E15 http://michiganradio.org en More corn in your gas tank? http://michiganradio.org/post/more-corn-your-gas-tank <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says gas stations can now sell gasoline blended with 15% ethanol for all cars built in 2001 or after. Right now, when you fill up in Michigan, your gasoline has 10% ethanol.</p><p>The EPA says E15 gasoline will help reduce our need for foreign oil. Ethanol is made from plants like corn. The EPA only tested the effects of E15 on emissions and catalytic converters.</p><p>But ethanol is corrosive. Patrick Kelly is with the American Petroleum Institute.</p> Thu, 19 May 2011 17:50:33 +0000 Tracy Samilton 2571 at http://michiganradio.org Automakers sue over E15, a higher ethanol blend in fuel http://michiganradio.org/post/automakers-sue-over-e15-higher-ethanol-blend-fuel <p>Fuel-makers blend refined gasoline with ethanol to make it burn more cleanly.</p><p>Corn-based ethanol has been considered a much better fuel additive since MTBE was found leaking into groundwater supplies (the CBS News magazine <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/31/health/main326425.shtml?tag=mncol;lst;2"><em>60 Minutes</em></a> did a report that led to MTBE's downfall as an additive).</p><p>But there's been debate on how much ethanol to allow in gas. The accepted standard has been a 10% mix, which is found in most gas across the country.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:17:39 +0000 Mark Brush 653 at http://michiganradio.org Automakers sue over E15, a higher ethanol blend in fuel