Webinar Highlights UAI’s Message on Low Carbon Ethanol
The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) recently spoke about the low carbon benefits of ethanol blends on webinar hosted by the Metropolitan Energy Center and Clean Cities Kansas City. The organizations invited UAI to speak about the fact that people don’t need to wait to buy an electric car before they can make a difference. The webinar focused on the importance of having access to ethanol blends like E15, so drivers can choose a lower carbon fuel that creates fewer toxic tailpipe emissions today.
There is a lot of focus right now on electric vehicles of EV’s being the only option for clean transportation. And while EV’s are very valuable and make a big difference when it comes to emissions and air quality, the transition is going to be long and expensive. With 1.4 million plug in electric vehicles on the road today compared to the 280 million internal combustion engines, access to cleaner fuels like mid-level ethanol blends can help the cars on the road today reduce emissions and improve air quality.
In addition to UAI, blender pump retailer Jump Start also talked about the value of selling ethanol blends. Jump Start has 14 stores in the Wichita, Kansas area and focuses on selling a higher octane fuel to the customer. By focusing on octane and price, Jump Start now sells more E15 and higher blends than it does regular gasoline. This all started from Jump Start’s position that ethanol blends are a superior fuel, with higher octane and fewer emissions. Once Jump Start promoted it and customers tried it, they have made the switch.
Here is a link to view the webinar .