8. July 2021 Meghan Sapp

RFA report shows ethanol use reduces cancer risk

In Washington, a newly published review of top scientific literature suggests that ethanol-blended fuels widely available at gas stations as E10, E15, or E85 result in less toxic emissions from vehicles and present a lower risk to human health than regular gasoline. The study, a collaboration between The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and the Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois Chicago, shows that gasoline containing ethanol produces lower emissions of toxic chemicals known to cause cancer.

The work was supported in part by the Renewable Fuels Association and The Hormel Institute.