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Tuesday Truth #33: Ethanol Helps Reduce Global Warming

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Ethanol has an important role in protecting and improving our environment and natural resources. Here are some statistics about how ethanol and E85 help reduce global warming:

  • Using E85 instead of gasoline can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% to 30%. CO2 is a primary contributor to global climate change. [Source: American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, Clean Air Choice, http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/e85_faq.cfm/, accessed 3/17/09]
  • Ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 18-29% when compared to conventional gasoline. [Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Updated Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Results of Fuel Ethanol, 9/28/05]
  • In 2006, ethanol use in the United States reduced GHGs by 8 million tons – the equivalent of removing more than 1.2 million cars from the road. [Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Updated Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Results of Fuel Ethanol, 9/28/05]
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