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Ethanol news flows at Commodity Classic

03/01/2013 @ 2:58pm

Austin Dillion will be driving for ethanol.

The famed NASCAR driver with Richard Childress Racing will run with the American Ethanol title predominantly placed on the hood of his car during the 2013 NASCAR season, Tom Buis with American Ethanol announced today during the Commodity Classic in Florida.

“We want to show people coast-to-coat there is a great alternative to imported oil and our association with NASCAR is doing that extremely well,” adds Jon Holzfaster, a Paxton, Nebraska, farmer and chairman of the National Corn Growers Association’s NASCAR Advisory Committee.

Currently all NASCAR race cars are filled with Sunoco Green E15 which includes 15% ethanol in the fuel blend.

American ethanol #2 fuel supplier

Want to feel good about growing corn that is used to produce ethanol? Well consider this: If the U.S. ethanol industry were a foreign supplier of energy, only Canada would supply the U.S. with more fuel than U.S.-made ethanol does.

American ethanol ranks number two as a fuel supplier, beating out the likes of Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Iraq, and Algeria, according to Growth Energy, a partnership of ethanol producers.

“The bottom line is that E15 is a homegrown, American renewable fuel that creates jobs that cannot be outsourced. It is better for our environment and the air we breathe and E15 will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and provide consumers a choice and savings at the pump. This fuel really is a win-win for America,” adds Tom Buis of Growth Energy.

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