In an op-ed on Huffington Post, two researchers at the prestigious Argonne National Laboratory call on the city of Chicago to support the Chicago Clean Air Ordinance, saying that “offering drivers the choice of a fuel containing 50 percent more ethanol, the City of Chicago could take a small – but significant – step toward making city cars more environmentally friendly.”
Senior scientist Michael Wang and chemical engineer Jennifer Dunn believe that offering E15 fuels can lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and allow individual citizens the option to fight climate change.
Why Chicago E15?
In 2012, ethanol use reduced carbon emissions equal to removing 5.2 million vehicles from the road.
Drivers would save 5 to 15 cents with E15.
Better for engines
Ethanol is a higher-octane fuel that improves engine performance.