Recent research conducted by The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) shows that many people are not yet familiar with ethanol but, when informed about its benefits, are likely to purchase ethanol-blended fuels.

"There is a great need for information about how ethanol benefits consumers," says Tom Slunecka, executive director for EPIC. "Through EPIC, members of the ethanol industry will work together to inform consumers about the positive benefits of ethanol and help develop new demand across the U.S."

Ethanol production is growing with 3.4 billion gallons produced in 2004. There are currently 83 ethanol plants positioned throughout the U.S. with more on the way.

EPIC is an alliance of ethanol producers and industry leaders who have come together to spread the word about the benefits of ethanol through information and promotional programs. EPIC is a nonprofit organization and is overseen by a seven-member board of directors.

Source: Association Release