Ethanol executive leads effort against gasoline

Source: BY DAN VOORHIS, THE WICHITA EAGLE • Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

David VanderGriend, president of ICM, a Colwich-based builder and operator of ethanol plants, is leading a new effort to highlight what he said are the toxic compounds contained in gasoline.

The new group also calls on people to press the federal government to further regulate fuel.

The Urban Air Initiative has a new website

The ethanol industry produces corn-based alcohol, which makes up about 10 percent of most automobile fuel by federal mandate. The ethanol industry wants to expand that percentage, but the petroleum industry has fought back.