26 Mar '13, 12am

Renewable Fuels Association president makes ethanol case to environmentalists

Renewable Fuels Association president makes ethanol case to environmentalists

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has made its case against Big Oil getting its way, stopping E15 and fulfilling the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Now, Bob Dineen, president and CEO of RFA, is pleading with environmentalists to stay away from Big Oil and to support biofuels. With fossil fuel the major source of greenhouse gas emissions from powering vehicles, ethanol is the logical substitute, Dineen writes in a guest column for The Hill . There's no other alternative fuel "at scale today that matches ethanol's ability to improve overall environmental quality," Dineen wrote. No other alternative fuel "matches ethanol's ability to improve overall environmental quality." So how could some environmentalists "gang up on American ethanol" and side with Big Oil against the biofuel, when ethanol is both renewable and much cleaner than gasoline? Dineen is particularly per...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/03/25/renewable-fuels-asso...

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