For Third Year Iogen Produces Cellulosic E85 to Fuel 25 Hour Endurance Race
Only Firm Able to Provide Biofuel in Required Quantity
Ottawa, Canada – 8 December, 2009 - For the third consecutive year, Iogen Corporation of Ottawa Canada was the sole cellulosic ethanol company able to fuel the Green Alternative Motorsports (GAM) car for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in Willows, California.
Once again Iogen manufactured and provided 300 gallons of cellulosic ethanol for GAM LeMans Prototype (LMP3) car #88 for the 25 hour endurance race.
GAM team member and driver Steve Zadig said, “Despite having contacted other cellulosic ethanol companies, once again Iogen was the only firm to deliver. They are actively producing the biofuel and able to provide us with the volume of cellulosic ethanol we need.”
“We’re proud to once again help Steve Zadig’s race team use and demonstrate an E85 blend of our cellulosic ethanol in a racing application It’s good to validate again that our fuel can be used in this demanding, high performance environment. Iogen continues to produce significant volumes of cellulosic ethanol and we’re confident about the future of the industry,” said Jeff Passmore, Executive Vice President, Iogen Corporation.
Formed in 2007, Green Alternative Motorsports developed two LMP3 cars for competition in endurance auto racing, specifically to run on cellulosic ethanol.
Iogen is a leading biotechnology firm specialising in cellulosic ethanol – a fully renewable transportation fuel made from agricultural residue that can be used in today’s cars. The Company has been producing cellulosic ethanol at its Ottawa demonstration plant since 2004. Iogen also develops, manufactures and markets enzymes used to modify and improve the processing of natural fibers within the textile, animal feed and pulp and paper industries. In operation since 1974, Iogen is a privately held company located in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit www.iogen.ca.