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The 2017 - 2025 proposed standards to raise the CAFE to 54.5 mpg for light duty vehicles need to be changed to apply them to only 50%of the light duty vehicles sold  in the U.S. after Jan. 1, 2020.  For the other 50%, we need a law that states:

50% of all new, light duty vehicles sold in the U.S. after January 1, 2018 must be equipped with carbon-neutral fueled engines with at least the same mileage and power as the corresponding gasoline engine. 

Define carbon neutral as < 0.1 lbs. of life cycle CO2 emissions per mile as calculated by GREET from Argonne National Laboratory.

Currently, as shown in the Table on the Economic/cultural Costs page, cellulosic ethanol is the fuel that meets this standard, but phrasing it this way allows for other fuels to be used in the future as long as the vehicles meet the standard.

Alternatively, we could simply mandate that no new light duty vehicle can be sold in the U.S. after Jan. 1, 2021 that runs on gasoline or diesel fuel. The key here is not to specify what takes their place, but simply to let the car companies and consumers figure that out. The car companies would probably begin making optimized ethanol engines immediately. This is similar to what we did with DDT and unleaded gasoline. We simply banned them and left it up to the chemical companies and the oil companies to decide how to do it. If we did ban new  gasoline vehicle sales, we would in ten years have replaced 170 million of our 250 million light duty vehicles at basically no cost. This is a very good deal.

This mandate assures the absolute independence of the U.S. from imported crude oil and a dramatic decrease in CO2 emissions. It also permits the continued research and sales of electric and hybrid vehicles.

If, after reading the material on this website, you agree with us that E85 won't work and that carbon neutral optimized engines are the way to go, please write or contact your congressperson or senator and ask them to support these bills with our proposed changes.

Additionally, write or call Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, 202-272-0167 and/or Heidi King, NHTSA Deputy Administrator, 1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590, 202-366-4000.

The California Air Resources Board is also a good contact to write or call. They have the legal authority to regulate auto emissions in California independent of  the  Federal Government. Their website is www.arb.ca.gov.

The E100 Ethanol Group believes any Congressional bill should also include the following:

1. A provision that  any gasoline retailer can purchase E100 from any supplier,

2. A provision that any gasoline retailer can sell E100 under a branded canopy.

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If you are an engine designer and would like to help us or have a suggestion for us, our contact information is as follows:

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Bill Farrah - CEO                         Don Siefkes - Executive Director       
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Dave Stoltz - Chief Engineer 

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