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November 13-15, 2005
Beijing, China

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December 13-15, 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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February 5-8, 200
San Diego, California
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February 20-22, 200
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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June 20-23, 200
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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April 4, 2001

U.S. senators seek to triple ethanol use in 10 years

WASHINGTON, April 3 - U.S. consumption of the cleaner-burning fuel additive, ethanol, could triple over the next decade to help reduce foreign oil imports under legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate.

To make room for more ethanol, the bill would also allow states to address serious groundwater contamination problems by phasing out alternative additive MTBE, short for methyl tertiary butyl ether, over the next fours years. MTBE is blended into anti-smog gasoline.

The legislation, introduced Monday, would require cleaner- burning renewable fuels to account for a larger portion of all motor fuel sold in the U.S. market over the next 10 years.

The bill is sponsored by Sens. Tom Daschle, a South Dakota Democrat, and Indiana Republican Richard Lugar, whose farm constituents would benefit from more ethanol use. Ethanol is made from corn.

Tripling ethanol demand would increase U.S. farm income by $1.3 billion a year and save the U.S. over $4 billion a year in imported oil, according to the Agriculture Department.


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