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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
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A True Superhero, Ethanol Fights for Good

Submitted by on April 13, 2017 – 3:24 pmNo Comment

by Dirck Steimel (Iowa Farm Bureau)  … Ethanol has all the elements of a superhero.

Like most good superhero stories, ethanol has humble origins. Farmers in Iowa and other states built the first distilleries a few decades back to build an alternative market for corn and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign oil.

Few believed in the future of ethanol. But, of course, the skeptics were proven way wrong by the biofuel that today constitutes 10 percent of the country’s motor fuels supply, is exported all over the globe and is a major factor in supporting crop prices.

Second, like all good superheroes, ethanol is a strong force for good. Besides propping up crop prices, research shows that ethanol significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions when compared to gasoline. It saves consumers cash at the pump and provides badly-needed jobs in rural communities. The list of benefits goes on, but you get the picture.

Finally, ethanol has successfully overcome formidable obstacles and fended off hit jobs from some of the most powerful opponents around, the federal government, environmental activists and the petroleum industry.  READ MORE

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