Iowa Biofuels Guidance Document

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Weights & Measures Bureau

BIOFUELS GUIDANCE

 

 

PUMP STICKERS:

  • Ethanol blended fuel classified as higher than E-10 shall have a visible, legible “for flex fuel vehicle only” sticker on the pump or pump handle.

 

  • Ethanol blended gasoline shall be designated E-xx where “xx” is the volume percent of ethanol in the ethanol blended gasoline and biodiesel shall be designated B-xx where “xx” is the volume percent of biodiesel.

 

  • Octane rating of fuel offered for sale shall be posted on the pump in a conspicuous place.  However, no octane rating shall be posted on the pump for ethanol blended fuel classified as higher than E-10.

  • Ethanol/ biodiesel stickers are needed.

 

  • The orange and black E-85 stickers with “E-85, minimum 70% ethanol” are required by the FTC.

 

BLENDER PUMPS:

Motor fuel blender pumps or blender pumps installed or modified after November 1, 2008, which sell both gasoline and ethanol blended gasoline classified as higher than E-10 need to have at least two hoses per pump and are to dispense fuel sold only for FFV vehicles separately from fuel for non-FFV vehicles. One pump dispenses gasoline and at least one pump dispenses ethanol blended fuels greater than E-10.

 

SIGN CLARITY:

Names of blended fuels should not confuse or mislead customers.  Ethanol blended fuels classified as higher than E-10 should not have labels consumers are used to seeing with gasoline, such as “super premium”.

 

Contact Ivan Hankins, Bureau Chief, at 515-725-1493 for information

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