Iogen fuels racer for second year running

For the second year in a row, Iogen Corp. fuels Green Alternative Motorsports’ (GAM) high-performance race car for the '25 Hours of Thunderhill' endurance race held annually in Willows, Calif. The Ottawa-based company, which operates a cellulosic ethanol demo plant on Hunt Iogen.jpgClub Road, distilled more than 1,100 litres of the biofuel for the GAM racer, which took fourth place in the field of 68 cars entered in the 25-hour-long competition. “We were thrilled to be able to help Steve Zadig’s team again this year by providing our cellulosic ethanol for an E85 blend,” says Iogen president Steve Passmore. “This race demonstrates that cellulosic ethanol is a high performance fuel that can also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” Last year, Iogen provided more than 3,000 litres of fuel for GAM, which ran two vehicles in the 2007 race. “For two years in a row, Iogen has been the only firm actively producing cellulosic ethanol and able to reach into its inventory to provide us with the volume we need," says GAM team member and driver Steve Zadig.” Unlike conventional fuel ethanol, which is derived from grains such as corn and wheat, Iogen’s cellulosic ethanol is made from the non-food portion of renewable feedstocks such as cereal straws and corn stover.

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