28 June 2011 17:44 [Source: ICIS news]
INDIANAPOLIS (ICIS)--Ethanol is proving to be a successful fuel on the racetrack, delivering higher combustion than gasoline despite a small decrease in mileage, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) said on Tuesday.
NASCAR began using a blend of 15% ethanol in gasoline (E15) this year under an agreement with several ?xml:namespace>
Ethanol has been "flawless" as a fuel, said NASCAR’s chief executive, Brian France, in a speech at the 2011 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in
“I am tired of hearing lawnmower stories,” he said to delegates, dismissing allegations by some consumer advocates that ethanol can damage certain types of engines, particularly those used in outdoor equipment.
NASCAR gives ethanol a third-party validation,
“Our biggest criterion was the racetrack, and testing showed that ethanol was a great fuel for NASCAR,” he said.
Ethanol will be used at NASCAR races for six seasons under its partnership with US ethanol makers, said Growth Energy’s chief executive, Tom Buis. He declined to provide financial details, but did say that the NASCAR deal was the biggest public relations investment ever made by the
The four-day conference, which opened on Monday, is expected to draw 2,000 delegates.
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