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Ethanol brochure (pdf)
Cellulose ethanol and conventional (grain based) ethanol
have identical molecules and can be easily integrated
into the existing fuel distribution system. Grain ethanol
has forged a path and created market acceptance that
cellulose ethanol can follow and benefit from.
The difference between the two types of ethanol products
is that conventional fuel ethanol is derived from grains
such as corn and wheat. Cellulose ethanol is made from
the non-food portion of renewable feedstocks such as
cereal straws and corn stover.
Cellulose ethanol is a fully renewable, advanced biofuel
that can be used in today's cars. It is one of the
most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
and gasoline consumption use in road transport, and
can deliver CO2 reduction benefits similar
to improved vehicle efficiency.
Cellulose ethanol can significantly:
All automotive manufacturers warrant the use of 10 percent ethanol blends (E10) in North America, and 5% (E5) in Europe. These blends can be used
without engine modification and are sold at retail outlets
across Canada and the United States. As well, Ford,
DaimlerChrysler and General Motors also all sell cars,
trucks and minivans that are flexible
fuel vehicles designed to use any ethanol up to
85% (E85). There are now approximately 4 million flex
fuel vehicles on the road in North America.