Gov. Tim Pawlenty is urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to designate Minnesota as a test location for ethanol conversion kits. The kits allow a car designed to run on regular gasoline to use E85, a fuel blend with 85 percent ethanol. It is illegal to convert a gasoline-only vehicle to run on E85 without EPA approval.
Cathy Wurzer talked with Brad Bristol, who advocates the approval of the kits. He's installed a conversion kit on a vehicle and hopes to open an ethanol-conversion business in Long Lake.