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Chicago Bioenergy Group offers expertise and experience in renewable fuels markets, technologies, policy, and upgrade paths to higher efficiency, profitability and sustainability, with a focus on grain and biomass based fuel production, and low carbon ethanol.
As the existing industry has grown to nearly 15 billion gallons annually, and first movers in cellulosic ethanol production are proving their operations and ramping up capacity, now is the time for the biofuels industries to show their intent to move ahead and take the opportunities offered by RFS2, California's LCFS, higher blends, and export markets. Ongoing improvements through forward-looking and established technologies represent the best short-term investment opportunities for growth of domestic fuel production and reduction of emissions from transportation fuel production and consumption. A healthy biofuels industry requires solid foundations. The continued success of the pioneers and early risk-takers is essential for long-term success of a larger, sustainable domestic fuel production industry.
Chicago Bioenergy Group strongly advocates higher blends of ethanol (E15, E30, E50 and E85). Automakers have long known of the superior octane and better engine performance that can be achieved with higher ethanol blends. Simply put, ethanol is a superior fuel to gasoline. The clearest example of this is ethanol's preferred status as a racing fuel, as used in NASCAR, Indy League, and Formula One racing engines. For fuel retailers, selling higher ethanol blends is an opportunity for increased revenues, business growth, and greater independence from restrictive fuel supply contracts.
Building on existing U.S. industry and investment is the surest path to large volumes of low carbon fuels. This approach builds bridges to the widespread implementation of a range of efficient, low risk renewable energy technologies, engineering and constructor competencies, and supply chain logistics and infrastructure, providing certainty for a future of energy independence. This includes not only liquid transportation fuels, but also renewable energy and power through synergistic biorefining technology implementation.
Chicago BioEnergy Group taps into networks of promising startups and established industry partners with a focus on regional feedstocks, cost-advantageous energy resources, innovative yet practical designs, and accessible markets. Achieving objectives of environmental footprint reduction and higher efficiency present a combination of favorable circumstances for business and revenue enhancement. Win-win is the goal.