New Study Shows Cars Running on Cellulosic E85 Have Lowest Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, praised the new WorldAutoSteel study showing cellulosic E85 as the best fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to all other alternatives, including using hybrid technology or fuel cells. WorldAutoSteel released the study yesterday and it was developed under the leadership of Dr. Roland Geyer of the University of California’s Bren School for Environmental Science. You can view the press release about the study here.

“This report reinforces the promise of ethanol as the cleanest, greenest fuel for our cars even when compared to hybrid and fuel cell technology. Today’s ethanol plants are 60 percent better than gasoline and cellulosic ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by even more – as much as 86 percent. Unfortunately, an arbitrary government cap on the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline is stifling the development and commercialization of second-generation biofuels and needs to be increased. Further, we need automakers to manufacture more flex-fuel vehicles so they can utilize higher blends of ethanol. These common sense solutions can speed up the introduction of cellulosic ethanol to the marketplace, making America’s homegrown fuel even cleaner and greener, while creating green collar jobs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil.”


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Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy members recognize America needs a new ethanol approach. Through smart policy reform and a proactive grassroots campaign, Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline, decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and creating American jobs at home. More information can be found at