Biodiesel and Ethanol to Hit New York Thruway

Categories: Renewable Energy
Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2006 at 1:06 pm by Chelsea Green Publishing

The New York Times reported Saturday that New Yorkers may start to see biodiesel and corn-based ethanol available at service stations throughout the state. Governor George Pataki is convinced that ethanol could be an effective way to combat NY’s “petroleum problem” if only people knew they could use it in their cars, and could access it easily. According to the Times, Pataki wants to see biodiesel and ethanol available at more than 100 stations, including 27 stations on the NY State Thruway, as early as this year. An estimated 200,000 New Yorkers currently own cars that could run on bio-based ethanol, but right now they’d have to travel to Ottawa to buy it.

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