Gov. Tim Pawlenty is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to approve the testing of E-85 conversion kits in Minnesota. According to an EarthToys press release, Pawlenty sent a letter this week to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson to approve the FlexTek conversion kit (see previous post) which is already being used in Brazil.
The EPA currently prohibits a company or individual from converting a gasoline vehicle to E-85 operation.
However, conversions could result in emissions benefits and help reduce the nation’s addiction to fossil fuels, said Pawlenty.
Pawlenty said his staff would contact EPA officials to further discuss testing the equipment in Minnesota.