RFA Urges EPA to Deny CA Oxygenate Waiver Request.
Specifically, RFA maintains that the California request "[uses] an outdated and inaccurate model to predict impact of oxygenate use on NOx emissions; [ignores] reductions in direct PM emissions from ethanol use; incorrectly [assumes] every molecule of NOx emissions directly translates to PM formation; [ignores] substantial reductions in CO emissions from ethanol use; [discounts] reactivity of CO in ozone formation; and [ignores] the sizeable reductions in exhaust emissions attributable to ethanol from non-road engines."
"California has simply failed to demonstrate that eliminating the oxygenate requirement will improve air quality," said RFA president Bob Dinneen. "Quite frankly, after reviewing the most recent and accurate science, California should be seeking to increase, not decrease, the oxygen content of its fuel. By allowing 10-percent ethanol blends, California would reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) equivalent emissions by 72 tons per day...."
Contact: Monte Shaw, RFA, phone 202-289-3835.
(EIN STAFF: 5/25)
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|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 28, 2004|
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