Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA)

August 04, 2009 15:39 ET

Low CO2 Canadian-Made Cellulosic Ethanol Fuels Premier's Conference in Regina

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2009) - Canadian-made cellulosic ethanol will fuel the official vehicle fleet at the 2009 meeting of the Council of the Federation in Regina, August 5 to 7.

A blend of low CO2 cellulosic ethanol, produced from wheat straw at Iogen Corporation's cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Ottawa, will fuel a total of 40 flexible fuel Dodge Caravans at the conference.

"Canada's Premiers have played a leadership role in creating home-grown renewable fuels. This demonstration of advanced low CO2 cellulosic ethanol is proof that their leadership is beginning to pay dividends," said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. "Advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol are creating valuable new jobs, lowering our greenhouse gas emissions, and are helping us grow beyond oil with new renewable supplies of energy."

Cellulosic ethanol is a renewable, advanced biofuel that can be used in today's cars. It can reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by up to 90% compared to gasoline.

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