Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian-made cellulosic ethanol will be used to fuel vehicles at a meeting of the provincial and territorial premiers in Regina, Saskatchewan this week.

The official vehicle fleet of the Council of the Federation will use a blend of low-CO2 cellulosic ethanol produced from wheat straw at Iogen Corporation’s demonstration plant in Ottawa. The ethanol fuel will be used in 40 flexible-fuel Dodge Caravans at the conference.

“Canada’s premiers have played a leadership role in creating home-grown renewable fuels,” said Gordon Quaiattini, president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “This demonstration of advanced low-CO2 cellulosic ethanol is proof that their leadership is beginning to pay dividends. Advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol are creating valuable new jobs, lowering our greenhouse gas emissions, and are helping us grow beyond oil with new renewable supplies of energy.”

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