Advanced, Renewable Biofuel That
Can Be Used In Today's Cars
2008 - Iogen
Cellulosic ethanol is a renewable, advanced biofuel
that can be used in today’s cars. It is one of the
most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and gasoline use in road transport, and
in this regard can deliver benefits similar to improved
Cellulosic ethanol and conventional (grain based)
ethanol are both ethanol products that can be easily
integrated into the existing fuel distribution system.
The primary difference between the two types of
ethanol products is that conventional fuel ethanol
is derived from grains such as corn and wheat. Cellulosic
ethanol is made from the non-food portion of renewable
feedstocks such as cereal straws and corn stover.
With the Iogen process, the lignin in the cellulosic
ethanol can be used to generate electricity, which
in turn can be utilized to run the plant.
All automotive manufacturers warrant the use of
10% ethanol blends (E10). These same manufacturers
warrant (E5), 5%, blends in Europe. Ethanol blends
are sold at retail outlets across Canada, the United
States and Europe. As well, Ford, DaimlerChrysler,
General Motors, Mazda and many more vehicle manufacturers,
sell cars, trucks and minivans that are flexible
fuel vehicles designed to use ethanol in up to 85%
There are now approximately 4 million flex fuel
vehicles on the road in North America.