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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Submitted by on July 7, 2017 – 2:58 pmNo Comment

Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer), commenting on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s calls for ethanol-free gasoline (E0):  A gallon of 91-octane gasoline with no ethanol will contain aromatic compounds such as benzene, toluene and xylene. These are toxic chemicals coming out of the tailpipe just so the petroleum refiners can boost octane levels without having to use higher ethanol blends.

So why would EPA be looking at “higher levels of ethanol-free gasoline” when the petroleum industry is acknowledging the need to move to higher octane levels? That seems to go against the mission of EPA, which is cleaner air. Higher blends of ethanol can help reduce aromatics, …  READ MORE

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