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.
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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.