Ethanol blends no greener than gasoline

Canadian Broadcast Company

03/30/07

An unpublished federal report appears to undermine the belief that commercially available ethanol-blended fuel produces cleaner emissions than regular gasoline. Many Canadians believe filling up with ethanol-blended gasoline reduces the emission of greenhouse gases that damage the environment. Advertising sponsored by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association encourages the idea, telling Canadians renewable fuels are ‘good for the environment,’ and even some provincial governments, including Manitoba and Saskatchewan, say the fuel ‘burns cleaner’ than gasoline. The federal Conservative government committed $2 billion in incentives for ethanol, made from wheat and corn, and biodiesel in last week’s budget. But based on Ottawa’s own research, critics say the investment is based more on myth than hard science...

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