Karsner Promotes Domestic Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Andy Karsner at National Ethanol ConferenceI finally had the chance today to sit down and listen to the entire speech Assistant Energy Secretary Andy Karsner made at the National Ethanol Conference last month. He is quite the orator and he definitely got the crowd all fired up. If you can find 40 minutes to listen to it all, it is well worth the time.

But, here was my favorite part. “It’s a truism to call these things ‘domestic fuel,'” Karsner said, leading into a push for ethanol blends between E10 and E85. “For a long time, we thought that domestic fuel and ethanol meant E85. I love E85, but it is not the exclusive pathway,” and he says its the government’s role to certify mid-level blends to get biofuels into the marketplace “in an uninterrupted and continuous way.”

I just thought it was cool that he called it Domestic Fuel. If we were a radio station we could use that as a promo!

Here’s the sound bite: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/rfa/karsner-cut.mp3]

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