International Media Conference Call with new IEA Report on Ethanol Author Don O’Connor

Date

01 Apr 2009

Press release

New International Report Details Ethanol’s Improving Environmental Benefits Warns Against Policy Making that Ignores Future Innovations

March 31, 2009 - Ottawa – The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) will be hosting a media conference call on Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. EST with the author of a new report from the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39 on the carbon profile of ethanol.

The report, “An Examination of the Potential for Improving Carbon/Energy Balance of Bioethanol,” found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from ethanol compared to gasoline have improved from 26% in 1995 to 39% today. Further, the report predicts GHG reductions will reach 55% by 2015. In addition, the report predicts an ever-improving energy balance for ethanol as farming and ethanol production technologies advance.

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International Media Conference Call with new IEA Report on Ethanol Author Don O’Connor

New International Report Details Ethanol’s Improving Environmental Benefits Warns Against Policy Making that Ignores Future Innovations

March 31, 2009 - Ottawa – The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) will be hosting a media conference call on Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. EST with the author of a new report from the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39 on the carbon profile of ethanol.

The report, “An Examination of the Potential for Improving Carbon/Energy Balance of Bioethanol,” found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from ethanol compared to gasoline have improved from 26% in 1995 to 39% today. Further, the report predicts GHG reductions will reach 55% by 2015. In addition, the report predicts an ever-improving energy balance for ethanol as farming and ethanol production technologies advance.

The report was authored by Don O’Connor. O’Connor is the President of S&T Squared Consultants Inc. and the developer of the GHGenius model used for this report.

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 'Commercializing 1st- and 2nd-Generation Liquid Biofuels from Biomass' is a global network dedicated to the development and deployment of biofuels for transportation fuel use.

What: Conference call with author of IEA report: “An Examination of
the Potential for Improving Carbon/Energy Balance of Bioethanol”

Who: Don O’Connor, author
Bliss Baker, Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

When: Wednesday, April 1
10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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