ACE, Ethanol Retailers Counter Ethanol Myths during Briefing
(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Drivers want this fuel, and it doesn’t cost an interested retailer an arm and a leg to get the right fueling equipment to sell higher blends of ethanol. That was the theme of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s congressional briefing held in the Senate’s Russell Office Building April 14.
Participants in the hour long briefing were, ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty, Pearson Fuels CEO Mike Lewis and Midway Service Owner Bruce Vollan.
“For years, we’ve been battling against an avalanche of misinformation about ethanol, the RFS, and E15, and yet there seem to be some lawmakers who have just given into this ‘cartoon villain’ version of ethanol and are opposed for reasons that don’t exist. Among the most frequent objections we hear are station owners don’t want to sell higher blends of ethanol, customers won’t buy them, and those factors create a mythical ‘blend wall’ that makes it impossible to get beyond 10 percent as required by the RFS. The best way to bust all of those myths is to introduce policymakers to people like Bruce and Mike whose real-world stories prove the naysayers are wrong, and higher ethanol blends are creating tremendous opportunities for station owners,” said Lamberty. READ MORE and MORE (American Coalition for Ethanol) and MORE (Ethanol Producer Magazine)