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Urban Air Initiative study shows ethanol blends reduce PM emissions

Urban Air Initiative study shows ethanol blends reduce PM emissions

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, new study finds that ethanol blends reduce particulate matter (PM) coming out of the tailpipe, which in turn reduces overall toxic emissions. The study was conducted by the University of California Riverside and the University of Wisconsin, Madison and commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative. It was published in Elsevier’s journal ‘Science of the […]

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Houston we have a problem…

Houston we have a problem…

May 26, 2019 |

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition & Dave VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative Special to The Digest Actually we all do, it has just reared its ugly head in poor Houston. That famous line from the Apollo 13 Space Flight radio communication between astronauts and mission control, and immortalized in the film of the same […]

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“What’s in Our Gasoline is Killing Us” report published by CFDC

“What’s in Our Gasoline is Killing Us” report published by CFDC

May 12, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., a new report released by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, in cooperation with the Urban Air Initiative, concludes that emissions from consumer gasoline is one of the biggest health threats facing the American public. The report links a wide range of respiratory and even neurological diseases to toxic carcinogenic compounds refiners use […]

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Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

Urban Air Initiative studies show ethanol blends improve air quality

April 18, 2018 |

In Washington, ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health, according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of California Riverside (UCR). The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) commissioned both independent studies to evaluate […]

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Urban Air Initiative to CRC: why not use real-world fuels in your emission tests?

Urban Air Initiative to CRC: why not use real-world fuels in your emission tests?

April 2, 2017 |

In California, the Urban Air Initiative called the results of a new Coordinating Research Council  emissions study one more example of the biased and flawed testing procedures used to penalize ethanol.  The CRC’s match blending of test fuels fails to recognize how ethanol truly performs in real world fuels, the group said. And this inaccurate […]

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Urban Air Initiative Calls on EPA to Withdraw Erroneous Vehicle Emissions Model 

Urban Air Initiative Calls on EPA to Withdraw Erroneous Vehicle Emissions Model 

January 29, 2017 |

In Washington, the states of Kansas and Nebraska joined the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and the Energy Future Coalition as they petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to correct the agency’s flawed models that limit the use of higher blends of ethanol. According to UAI representatives, for years, the EPA has published inaccurate data claiming […]

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Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

April 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition filed a report requesting that the EPA correct its 2010 Lifecycle Analysis for future renewable fuel standards (RFS) rules. The request for correction was filed under EPA’s Information Quality Guidelines by the law firm of Boyden Gray and Associates. The request […]

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Urban Air Initiative: the real economic harm in the biofuels debate is gasoline

Urban Air Initiative: the real economic harm in the biofuels debate is gasoline

September 13, 2015 |

In Washington, officials at the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) called the recent effort by the American Petroleum Institute to discredit ethanol “a smokescreen to hide the fact that the toxic components in gasoline are endangering the lives of millions of people”. UAI President David VanderGriend described a new API study “and press blitz by the […]

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Urban Air Initiative teams up with Clean Fuels Omaha to combat pollution

Urban Air Initiative teams up with Clean Fuels Omaha to combat pollution

May 4, 2015 |

In Nebraska, Clean Fuels Omaha has been joined by the Urban Air Initiative as the coalition gears up to launch support measures outlined by the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) for aggressive regional pollution control measures. Other partners include the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Ethanol Industry Coalition, the Nebraska Soybean […]

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Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition say EPA emissions model has fatal flaws for ethanol industry

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition say EPA emissions model has fatal flaws for ethanol industry

November 3, 2014 |

In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative and Energy Future Coalition have jointly sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy claiming that the EPA’s Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) model for assessing mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, and could effectively block access to the market for higher ethanol blends. The letter requests an immediate […]

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