Wonky, but what the hell November 7, 2006Posted by daveintexas in Bidness, Current Events.
In October Underwriters Laboratories suspended authorization to use their logo on ethanol E-85 dispensers. Most states require vendors to display UL certification on fuel dispensers. While in some cases states have issued waivers while UL continues testing, others have not, forcing the suspension of sales.
While this only affects the E-85 blend (there are two, E-10 and E-85, the number indicates the percentage of ethanol in the blend), technically UL wants more info on blending equipment in the dispenser for anything about 15%. E-85 requires a special engine, E-10 does not.
UL is working to compete the certification process and testing, and in a forum sponsored by the US Depatment of Energy reported significant progress.