Canada not exactly swimming in available biofuels

Up in the land of a few acres of snow, citizens are eager to use biofuels but, in many cases, can't find them. A story on gives us the details of a trend in the country of customers wondering where the biofuels are at. E85, for example, is available to the general public only at two stations in Ontario - not enough for the 600,000 E85-capable vehicles on the roads in Canada. UPI Energy opened one of those E85 pumps, and president Robert Sicard said that both drivers and vehicle salespeople aren't aware that vehicles with yellow gas caps can handle E85.

It will probably shock you to know that the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association and the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association is pushing the government to make biofuels more readily available. For his part, Sicard is helping dealers hang yellow tags in vehicles on the lot that identify the car as a flex-fuel one. Let's not forget that Canada currently exports ethanol to the U.S.


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