Recent Study Shows Benefits of Cellulosic E85

Recent Study Shows Benefits of Cellulosic E85

Industry is still pushing for higher blending limits.

WorldAutoSteel released a study Tuesday that shows cellulosic E85 is the best fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to other alternatives like hybrid technology or fuel cells. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says the report reinforces the promise of ethanol as the cleanest, greenest fuel for cars. Currently a government cap on the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline is stifling second-generation biofuel development and commercialization, which Buis says needs to be increased.

 

Buis adds automakers need to manufacture more flex-fuel vehicles so they can utilize higher blends of ethanol. He says these common sense solutions can speed the introduction of cellulosic ethanol to the marketplace while creating green collar jobs and reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil.

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