Chicago & Ethanol

Inside Dakota Ag

Sit in a traffic jam in Chicago long enough and you can see why the America Lung Association is backing ethanol this Fourth of July

Published on: July 1, 2010

I was in Chicago this week for a company meeting. That’s one place that can use a lot more ethanol.

“We calculate that if a single flex fuel vehicle is fueled with E85 instead of gasoline for a year, it prevents 4 tons of emissions from entering our air,” says Robert Moffitt, a spokesperson for the American Lung Association in North Dakota.

The Clean Air Choice Team, which includes the American Lung Association in North Dakota, has launched an advertising campaign that focuses on motorists filling up for the long 4th of July weekend.

The goal of the radio and print ads is to educate people about E85 and intermediate ethanol blends such as E30 and E50, also designed to be used in flex fuel vehicles.

To see if your vehicle can use E85 or any of the intermediate ethanol blends sold in blender pumps, visit