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CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, recently had a productive conversation with Robert Rapier a senior energy contributor with Forbes. The resulting article features a discussion the two had regarding Rapier’s differing viewpoints on ethanol and as Robert himself explained “addresses a reader who understood me clearly, and who responded in a clear and informative manner.” See a highlight below and read the full article at

“Working with the Urban Air Initiative we have several independent new studies from the University of California Riverside, North Carolina State University, and an extensive meta-analysis showing significant emission improvements with higher ethanol blends. We have submitted extensive comments on the deficiencies in EPA modeling, both in terms of lifecycle analysis and emissions. I’ll concede that is an ongoing battle of studies but our argument is the manner in which these studies and tests are conducted does not reflect how fuel is blended in the real world.”