Buying ethanol gas brings awareness to cancer research

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Bringing awareness to cancer research is what a local ethanol group is trying to do.

Siouxland Ethanol is hosting a fundraiser, and proceeds go toward the June E. Nylen Cancer Center.

During the month of October, any gallon of gas made from ethanol that’s bought from participating stations. 

Pam Miller with Siouxland Ethanol said regular gas releases chemicals that can cause cancer while ethanol gas doesn’t, which is why it’s a better alternative for people and the environment. 

“Aromatics are things such as benzene, toluene and xylene, and those are cancer-causing chemicals that are naturally in gas that oil companies use when they make gas. So the more ethanol you use the less aromatics are going to be in our gas and coming out of our tailpipe,” Miller said.

The fundraiser goes through the end of the month.

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