Ethanol Reality Versus Fantasy

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen called on representatives of Florida’s growing biofuels industry to join him and the rest of the industry nationwide in setting the record straight on ethanol and other alternative fuels.

Florida Farm to Fuel Ed SchaferAt the Florida Farm to Fuel Summit on Thursday, Dinneen told the group that opponents of ethanol have created a “fantasy world that rivals anything Walt Disney could have created.”

“The reality is, the US ethanol industry is producing both fuel and food,” Dinneen said. He went through all of the attacks and misconceptions about ethanol that have been perpetuated by the media.

“I think the group that is assembled here reflects the fact that American voters understand the reality, but only if we are all doing our jobs in telling our public policy makers to continue the investment in domestic and renewable fuels,” Dinneen continued. “There is no good ethanol and bad ethanol – it’s all better than petroleum.”

“My plea to you today is to work with us to move forward,” Dinneen concluded. “I want to hear ads in the state of Florida that we should start our engines everyday with 100 percent, all natural Florida ethanol.”

The Summit also heard from Brian Dean, U.S. Executive Director for the Interamerican Ethanol Commission and Gordon Quaiattini, President of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association.

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