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Iowans involved in corn ethanol production and Bob Dineen, head of the Renewable Fuels Association, see challenges to ethanol production expansion but think the future can remain bright if the general population and Congress continue to support the transition from petroleum-based energy to more ethanol—both corn ethanol and cellulosic ethanol.

Gene Lucht, Iowa Farmer Today, quoted Dineen as saying, ““It’s just gotten bizarre.” He explained how the petroleum industry is fighting ethanol earning an additional share of the gasoline business. One false concern is that the one-third gallon of gasoline in gas pump fill hoses could cause problems for vehicles not authorized to burn E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline. As Dineen noted this fill hose leftover has never been projected as a problem in the past. But increasing ethanol use from 10 percent of a gallon to 15 percent cuts the petroleum industry income.

The additional 5 percent of ethanol being added to gasoline is not being mandated. The EPA is only approving its use in certain models of vehicles, and the indications are that the general public is being confused into believing misinformation and misconceptions.

“Ultimately you need the larger demand E15 gives you if you’re going to continue to grow,” Dineen said.

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Charlie Peters    
Hayward CA  |  June, 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM

GOOGLE: Prop 87 (510) 537-1796 Bill Clinton, Al Gore & Senator Obama supported the California 2006 Prop. 87, a GMO corn ethanol welfare program. Bill, Al, have changed opinion on the ethanol mandate, I wonder if Obama will make this the time for CHANGE? I support a waiver of the ethanol mandate, voluntary use of ethanol in my gas. Federal ethanol policy increases Government motors oil use and Big oil profit. It is reported that today California is using Brazil sugar cane ethanol at $0.16 per gal increase over using GMO corn fuel ethanol. In this game the cars and trucks get to pay and Big oil profits are the result that may be ready for change. We do NOT support AB 523 or SB 1396 unless the ethanol mandate is changed to voluntary ethanol in our gas. Folks that pay more at the pump for less from Cars, trucks, food, water & air need better, it is time. The car tax of AB 118 Nunez is just a simple Big oil welfare program, AAA questioned the policy and some folks still agree. AB 523 & SB 1326 are just a short put (waiver) from better results. GOOGLE: Prop 87 (510) 537-1796

Charlie Peters    
Hayward CA  |  June, 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

GOOGLE: Prop 87 (510) 537-1796 Bill Clinton, Al Gore & Senator Obama supported the California 2006 Prop. 87, a GMO corn ethanol welfare program. Bill, Al, have changed opinion on the ethanol mandate, I wonder if Obama will make this the time for CHANGE? I support a waiver of the ethanol mandate, voluntary use of ethanol in my gas. Federal ethanol policy increases Government motors oil use and Big oil profit. It is reported that today California is using Brazil sugar cane ethanol at $0.16 per gal increase over using GMO corn fuel ethanol. In this game the cars and trucks get to pay and Big oil profits are the result that may be ready for change. We do NOT support AB 523 or SB 1396 unless the ethanol mandate is changed to voluntary ethanol in our gas. Folks that pay more at the pump for less from Cars, trucks, food, water & air need better, it is time. The car tax of AB 118 Nunez is just a simple Big oil welfare program, AAA questioned the policy and some folks still agree. AB 523 & SB 1326 are just a short put (waiver) from better results. GOOGLE: Prop 87 (510) 537-1796

Charlie Peters    
Hayward CA  |  August, 18, 2014 at 10:02 AM

NO on California AB-69 Perea unless amended. * * Set fuel alcohol standard for water. * STOP Cap-and-trade rail funding for alcohol and oil * STOP Cap-and-trade GMO fuel alcohol mandate. Dr. Stan’s California water & fuel supply opinion http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/radioliberty/121213d.mp3


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