The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent out a press release recently noting that it waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks.This will allow fuel that contains up to 15 percent ehtanol (or E15) for most newer vehicles.

The waiving of this limitation signals the first of a number of actions that are needed to move toward commercializing E15 gasoline blends. According to the release, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson made the decision after a review of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) extensive testing and other available data on E15’s impact on engine durability and emissions.