ISU economists say E85 bottleneck and price parity inhibiting uptake

November 7, 2013 |

In Iowa, A new paper by Iowa State University economists Bruce A. Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot identifies a bottleneck of too few fuel stations that offer the ethanol blend E85 along with price incongruity as two major factors that reduce the ability of E85 to help meet expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ethanol mandates. The authors state that flex vehicles on the road are sufficient in number (they currently number 16 million) to consume 3 billion gallons of ethanol if E85 was priced at parity with E10.

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