The city of Toledo, Ohio is testing cellulosic ethanol in city vehicles this summer.
In partnership with Virginia-based SuGanit Systems, the city will test the company’s formula for ethanol from biomass feedstock on three city fleet vehicles. The tests will measure emissions, miles per gallon and cost differentials, among other factors, according to city officials.
The Toledo Free Press reports that the biofuel will be used as a 10 percent mix with gasoline for the pilot program with city vehicles. During a press conference in Toledo this week, SuGanit Systems founder Praveen Paripati said the biomass ethanol product was being developed from research being conducted at the University of Toledo.