Oil Spill Reignites Argument for Flex Fuels - VIDEO STORY


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DETROIT - June 30, 2010: As the largest oil spill in U.S. history continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico, the argument for domestically produced alternative fuels, like ethanol (E85), is back on. Manufacturing plants continue to research and develop biofuels from a variety of unique sources. In fact, scientists are now converting materials like grass and woodchips into cleaner burning biofuel at a similar cost to that of producing a gallon of gasoline. Although Brazil leads the way in flex-fuel vehicle production, the U.S. is not far behind with over 7 million vehicles to date; giving Americans something to think about at the pump. Today, General Motors is the leading producer of E85 FlexFuel vehicles, with 18 different models available in the U.S. in 2009, each capable of running on E85.


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