In a continued discussion with Forbes contributor, Robert Rapier, CFDC executive director, Doug Durante, had an opportunity to drive home the need for replacing the toxic aromatics of gasoline with ethanol. At the same time, Durante highlighted EPA’s lack of action in making it happen. See a highlight below and read the full article at forbes.com.
EPA has failed to regulate toxics as required under the clean air act which would reduce aromatic compounds used for octane and allow—not require—ethanol to compete IF they removed the volume limitations. Permeating all of this is EPA’s woefully inaccurate and outdated life-cycle modeling that assumes a negative carbon footprint for corn ethanol when every other reputable model shows a huge gain in carbon benefits.