E-15 fuel seems to be taking very small steps to enter the market place. Rosalind Leeck, Director of Grain Marketing and Biofuels with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council says at the most basic levels, E-15 has been very well-tested and documented to not cause harm to vehicles.
She says while there have been some obstacles; E-15 is ready to enter the market. “One of the challenges we’ve had has been to get the infrastructure in place to handle E-15,” she says. “The configuration at the gas station or the retail location can often need to be changed slightly in order to an additional blended fuel.”
Leeck tells Brownfield the Indiana Corn Marketing Council is working to help bring the first E-15 fueling station to Indiana. “One of the things the Indiana Corn Marketing Council has is a grant program to offer retailers up to $20,000 to help defray costs with installing pumps of blends that dispense blends of ethanol other than E-85 and E-10,” she says.
Currently there are 14 fueling stations that offer blends of ethanol other than E-85 in Indiana. However – there are no stations as of yet offering E-15.
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