"Shell Sells Cellulosic Ethanol Blend in Canada"

"A Canadian service station today became the first in the world to sell gasoline blended with biofuel made from wheat straw.

For the next month, drivers who pull up to the Royal Dutch Shell PLC station in Ottawa can fill their tanks with a blend of 90 percent petroleum and 10 percent cellulosic ethanol. The biofuel -- which can also be made from sugarcane bagasse, switchgrass and other plants -- has 90 percent less lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline, according to the Anglo-Dutch oil major."

Michael Burnham reports for Greenwire in the New York Times June 10, 2009.

Thursday, June 11, 2009