February 2016

Trends and Resources

Industry Perspectives: Downstream disputes breaking the 10% ‘blend wall’ for US ethanol

US refiners are set to break the 10% “blend wall” for using ethanol in gasoline, but downstream professionals are certainly not happy about it.

US refiners are set to break the 10% “blend wall” for using ethanol in gasoline, but downstream professionals are certainly not happy about it. Poll findings In a recent poll conducted on HydrocarbonProcessing.com, 81% of respondents said they did not agree with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to break the 10% “blend wall” for ethanol. The other 19% said they agreed. Many in the US refining sector believe the 10% threshold is dangerous to exceed because of potential damage to automobile engines and catalytic converters. “It’s unclear how the EPA can simultaneously recognize the E10 blend wall and yet establish requirements that exceed those constraints,” said Ch

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