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AUSTIN, Texas -- Dresser Wayne's Ovation Eco Fuel model dispenser was certified by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for use with ethanol blends up to E25, the company reported.
The new approval by UL comes as the market prepares for possible changes in U.S. federal energy policy that would shift the standard gasoline blend from the current E10 to higher levels of ethanol, the vendor stated.
"Motorists continue to call for greener fueling solutions and retailers are demanding technologies that will help them stay in front of the market opportunity while managing regulatory changes," Scott Negley, director of alternative energy products at Dresser Wayne, said in a released statement. "Our Eco Fuel dispenser is in use across North America and is designed to handle the higher blends without modifications."
The retail fueling industry anticipates that the EPA may adjust the standard blend allowance for gasoline from 10 percent ethanol upward to meet the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco Fuel dispenser is compatible with this higher blend rate without any dispenser modifications, so retailers may not have to upgrade equipment if the federal government increases ethanol blend levels, the company reported.
Currently, E10 is the highest blend of ethanol allowed for sale for standard, non-flex-fuel vehicles and is sold across the United States as standard gasoline.
UL approval is also pending for two new Ovation Eco Fuel dispenser capabilities: high ethanol-grade blending at the dispenser and support for up to E85.
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