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Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

By Stephen Edelstein 107 views Feb 27, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Non-ethanol gasoline pump Enlarge Photo A decade ago, the biofuel ethanol was viewed as one way to reduce the nation's consumption of oil for transportation fuel. In 2007, Congress approved the Renewable Fuels Standard, which mandated increasing amounts of ethanol gradually be blended into the fuel supply. Now, those rules could be struck down. MORE: EPA Resets Ethanol Rules To Reflect Reality: Cellulosic Sources Don't Exist Ethanol was seen as a homegrown way to reduce dependence on foreign oil and keep money spent on transportation fuel in the country, while cutting overall carbon emissions due to its theoretically carbon-neutral status. But the bulk of U.S. ethanol was and remains based on distillation of corn, a far less efficient feedstock than either the sugar cane used in Bra...

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