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Corn growers want ethanol in airline fuel
The National Corn Growers Assoc. (NCGA) is taking aim at “getting the lead out” of aviation gasoline with a new brochure detailing facts and figures about ethanol-based aviation fuel (EBAF), a cleaner, environmentally friendly and affordable alternative fuel.

The brochure, available online at or by contacting NCGA’s St. Louis office, contains a question and answer section, a list of benefits of using ethanol-based aviation fuel as opposed to 100 Low Lead (100LL) and resources and contact information for those interested in learning more.

“This brochure is important because it is the most efficient medium to reach the aviation community,” said Brian Woldt, Vice Chairman of NCGA’s Ethanol Committee and a pilot. “The information in the pamphlet will help pilots, mechanics and consumers understand how ethanol-based aviation fuel can help the industry replace 100LL. Going forward, we will need pilots and mechanics to help implement any fuel change, and the best way to do that is to educate them.”

EBAF allows small plane operators to avoid using 100 LL, one of the only leaded fuels still in use in the United States. Tests suggest EBAF emits fewer greenhouse gas emissions and increases horsepower.

This farm news was published in the August 9, 2006 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.