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RFA Releases Three Videos Aimed at Educating Consumers

February 21, 2019

           

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the release of three new educational videos that will help the public learn more about the advantages of using more renewable fuels like ethanol. The videos, released last week at RFA’s 24th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, focus on the ethanol production process, facts about the industry and the benefits of renewable fuels, and testimonials about ethanol-blended fuels from avid motorcycle riders. The Ethanol Process video gives consumers and students an inside look at how fuel ethanol is produced, with a virtual tour of sophisticated biorefineries that use state-of-the-art technologies to convert grains, beverage and food waste, cellulosic biomass and other feedstocks into clean, renewable fuel. Using updated data, the Ethanol Facts video highlights basic facts about today’s industry and underscores ethanol’s significant economic, energy independence, and environmental benefits. For example, last year the U.S. ethanol industry supported nearly 366,000 American jobs, while displacing an amount of gasoline that would have required the refining of 594 million barrels of imported crude oil. Finally, the Ethanol & Motorcycles video unveiled last week offers first-hand accounts from bikers who share their experience with ethanol-blended fuels. They discuss the high quality of ethanol and the increased engine performance they get when using gasoline blends with 10% ethanol to fuel their bikes. The video also features comments by Paul Teutul Jr., who highlights what he learned about ethanol while working on the custom-built RFA motorcycle, which was featured on the hit TV show “American Chopper.” “These new videos provide insight and education about ethanol’s many benefits in an entertaining and creative way,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “The renewable fuels industry has a great story to tell and RFA continues to find interesting new ways to share that story with consumers, policymakers, the media, and others. We encourage anyone interested in renewable fuels to view these videos and share them with others.” The videos are now available on the RFA website.