Actress/activist Daryl Hannah went on the road for ethanol in California this week with her “Kill Bill” 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, which was converted to run on up to 85 percent ethanol.
Hannah was in Santa Cruz Tuesday to appear on a local Community TV live call-in show called “Eco-Review” and then traveled to Sacramento for a promotional appearance at Flyer’s fuel station. She appeared with ethanol advocate David Blume, author of “Alcohol Can Be a Gas” and founder of the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture (IIEA).
Together they presented a briefing on emissions test results from a study conducted at a California certified smog station using Hannah’s 1979 Pontiac Trans-Am, which appeared in the movie “Kill Bill.” The testing compared exhaust emissions of the vehicle using unleaded gas with E-10, E-15, and E-85 fuel blends and found significant reductions of carbon monoxide, hydro carbons and nitrous oxide as the ethanol blends increased.
Sacramento biofuels correspondent Paul Wikoff reports, “Hannah and Blume expressed the virtues of ethanol fuel, as well as stressing the importance of E15 being accepted by the EPA this summer as an allowable fuel blend for all vehicles. As their 1979 Trans Am demonstrates, higher ethanol fuel blends can be safely and successfully used in older vehicles. Blume stressed that he and thousands of other U.S. citizens have been filling their fuel tanks of such older vehicles for years without trouble, while reducing air pollution and dependence on foreign oil.”
Thanks to Wikoff for the photos and information.