(Los Angeles, March 7, 2011) – On March 11, 2011 from 8am – 10am in the North Parking lot next to the Santa Monica Pier, Tom Holm of Thousand Oaks, California completes a 10,000-mile road trip fueled solely on an inexpensive domestic biofuel called cellulosic ethanol (C.E.).
Holm is working to bring a version of C.E. to L.A. this year at a cost of about $2.90/gallon. He is also giving away free fuel and fuel cards to reporters at the Santa Monica event so that they can test the fuel for themselves.
This is the first-ever drive across America on C.E. proves the value and viability of this domestically-produced biofuel made from inedible corn cobs and husks. Holm’s journey is a historical milestone and considered a major advancement among scientists and environmentalists.
C.E., produced by South Dakota-based POET, can replace gasoline in 10,000,000 FlexFuel vehicles that are on the road in America today. While POET is making C.E. from corn husks and cobs today, soon it will also be made from discarded paper and wood materials. These materials could be harvested from landfills for C.E production.
The U.S. Department of Defense, the agricultural industry and the U.S. government are reviewing Holm’s data. Many companies involved in the auto industry are also considering Holm’s findings, including Ford, General Motors and Chrysler.
“C.E. production in California could significantly bolster the State’s economy while providing an organic replacement to petrol-based fuels. It can strengthen America’s national security, stabilize fuel prices and preserve the environment by mitigating offshore drilling. It can be produced and pumped into our fuel tanks today and provide a massive surge in California’s economy, while preserving our State’s natural resources,” Holm said.
After Holm’s stop in Santa Monica, he meets with the California Department of Energy in Sacramento and the Natural Resource Defense Council in San Francisco to seek support of C.E. production in California.
Tom Holm continues his expedition across the United States, powered C.E. from POET. He displays the EcoTrek truck and speaks about C.E. at schools and public events. Contact him at tomholm (at) ecotrek.com or (805) 908-5161.
For more information about the non-profit EcoTrek Foundation, please visit www.ecotrek.com, where a blog about Holm’s 10,000 C.E.-fueled journey can be found.