Kristy Moore, Vice President of Technical Services

Kristy Moore

Kristy Moore

As RFA’s Vice President of Technical Services, Kristy Moore is the industry contact for fuel ethanol quality, regulatory, safety, and environmental aspects. Kristy is well-known and respected throughout the ethanol industry for her depth of knowledge and expertise.

Blog Posts by Kristy Moore, Vice President of Technical Services

Let the Facts be the Facts

November 18, 2014

If the retail infrastructure industry is to continue looking to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for accurate and timely data, the institute needs to just let the facts be the facts.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel

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The Truth Behind E15 and Vehicle Warranties

February 03, 2014

E15 is the most tested fuel additive in EPA history with no known cases of engine damage or liability claims attached to it.

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol, Safety

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Leading the Way: RFA’s Commitment to Safety

December 02, 2013

RFA is dedicated to making safety its top priority in all aspects of production, transportation and handling.

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NREL Analysis Affirms the Soundness of E15 and Exposes the Flaws in the CRC Engine Durability Study

October 10, 2013

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has carefully completed reviewing 43 studies on the effects of E15 on engine durability, emissions, and other factors and issued a report finding that the available literature “…did not show meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category.”

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: CRC’s Engine Durability Highlights Failures on All Fuel Tested

June 07, 2013

A study released by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) has been stirring up debate recently. The report looked at the performance of vehicles tested with ethanol blends. After one look at the colorful chart the report provided, one would gather the only failures in the test program were on ethanol blended fuels. That is far from factual. RFA's Kristy Moore explains.

Posted in Engines, Ethanol, Test

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Gasoline Quality Greatly Affects Fuel Systems; Not Ethanol Content

January 29, 2013

Kristy Moore, RFA's VP of Technical Services, gives her take on the CRC and its report.

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol

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RFA says Ethanol is Not to Blame for Diesel Fuel Corrosion Incidents

September 12, 2012

A report released today by Battelle, sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API), claims a recent rash of corrosion incidents in storage and handling equipment for Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) use stems from ethanol contamination. Under normal, everyday storage and handling conditions, ethanol should never come into contact with diesel fuel; ethanol is a gasoline additive.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Use of E15 in Your Automobile

July 16, 2012

As E15 (85 volume percent gasoline, 15 volume percent ethanol) is poised to enter the marketplace, many consumers have questions about the use of E15 in their vehicles. The RFA has put together this FAQ document to best answer consumers questions.

Posted in E15, Engines, EPA, Ethanol, Fuel

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Use of E15 in your Automobile

July 16, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) for use in model year 2001 and newer vehicles. Now that E15 is being sold for use beyond flex-fuel vehicles, consumers have questions about using E15 their own vehicles. The RFA has compiled and Automobile Fact Sheet for E15 use.

Posted in E15, Engines, EPA, Ethanol, Fuel

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Ethanol and water, hold the ice

November 04, 2011

Recent claims from some marine engine manufacturers that E15 ethanol blends will ruin marine engines are meant solely to incite fear and not meaningful discussion. A meaningful discussion would note that E15 is illegal for use in marine engines, that the testing being cited is not comprehensive, and that the ethanol industry has repeatedly extended olive branches to work on the concerns boaters and others have raised.

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When Engineering Fails…Blame Ethanol?

June 09, 2011

The fine folks at STIHL Incorporated have recently recalled 2.3 million gasoline-powered yard tools like edgers and trimmers. The reason? Ethanol, says STIHL. But an examination of the facts, and STIHL own warranties approving the use of 10% ethanol blends, demonstrates that the issue not with the fuel, but with the engineering of the equipment itself.

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol, Fuel

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