(Jun 18, 2007)

More cars take ethanol, but it's still rare at the pumps

By Michael Hill
From AP

The monthslong certification process has been frustrating for ethanol backers. In March, 14 farm-state senators urged UL to certify the dispensers.

John Drengenberg, manager of consumer affairs at UL, said E85 certification is a priority. But he stressed that it's not like approving a new toaster since they have to create a new set of safety standards.

''This is just the way that safety standards are developed,'' Drengenberg said. ''We don't cut corners.''

The lab expects to finish its certification standards by the end of this year.


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