Tag: smog

How political pressure is building to combat urban air pollution – and creating an opportunity for cellulosic ethanol

How political pressure is building to combat urban air pollution – and creating an opportunity for cellulosic ethanol

June 17, 2015 |

The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion, on how the emotional issue of city smog is creating an opening for cellulosic ethanol, even with currently low oil prices. Q: Sebastian, how do you see political pressures shifting, and why is it important? S: There are an impressive number of developments happening this […]

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E15 ethanol: a smog, cancer and CO2 reducer, new study concludes

E15 ethanol: a smog, cancer and CO2 reducer, new study concludes

September 4, 2014 |

In Illinois, a new report concludes that E15 gas rather than regular gas displaces cancer causing emissions from gasoline, and will result in a 6.6% net decrease in cancer risk, a reduction in smog forming potential and a 1.5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to regular gasoline which contains 10% ethanol. The study was […]

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