Event to Promote Open Fuel Standard Act

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol and other alternative fuel industry leaders will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge Congress to an Open Fuel Standard (OFS).

Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Elliot Engel (D-NY) introduced the Open Fuel Standard Act in June with the support of the Open Fuel Standard Coalition. Tuesday’s event in the nation’s capitol will include an Energy Security Roundtable and press conference.

“Americans need a choice at the pump and the Open Fuel Standard would allow them to pick an ethanol blend that meets their needs,” said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen who will be a panelist at the roundtable. “The OFS would also create market space for other alternative fuels that are critical to our nation’s energy future.”

Dinneen will be joined by former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane, NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace, and others who will discuss alternative fuels and the dangers of our addiction to imported oil for the event hosted by Reps. Shimkus and Engel, in 2218 Rayburn HOB from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Other participants will include Methanol Institute executive director Greg Dolan, and President and CEO of ACT! for America Brigitte Gabriel.

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