First vehicle fleet to use cellulosic ethanol

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The Government of Canada has announced that its vehicle fleet is the first in the world to be regularly refuels a cellulosic ethanol, Iogen manufactures by the company.
Currently, Natural Resources Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and other departments of the Canadian government uses annually some 100.000 liters of cellulosic ethanol. The Government of Canada operates 13 fueling stations mixture E-85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) and a park of about 900 vehicles that can run on a mixture containing up to 85% ethanol . The government hopes to lead by example, knowing that in Canada the transportation sector 25% of total gas emissions greenhouse.

Cellulosic ethanol is a factory transport fuel from wood or agricultural waste. Iogen has engaged in the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol in April 2004. Its technology is the result of over 25 years of research & development and investments of $ 130 million granted by Iogen and its partners, including the Government of Canada, which provided funding amounting to more than 21 millions of dollars.
Moreover, the production of cellulosic ethanol will stimulate economic growth in rural areas, open up new markets for Canadian farmers and increase the use of renewable energy in Canada. All vehicles manufactured from petrol 80 years can run on gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol and more than 1.000 service stations now sell this mix in Canada.

contacts:
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http://www.carburants.gc.ca
- http://www.iogen.ca.
sources:
http://www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/media/newsreleases/2004/200474_f.htm
Editor: Elodie Pinot, OTTAWA, sciefran@ambafrance-ca.org

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