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First Ethanol Pumped into Car in Iceland

Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson pumped the first ethanol into a car in Iceland at a special ceremony at the Olís petrol station on Sudurlandsbraut in Reykjavík yesterday, following the opening of the conference Driving Sustainability ‘07 held at Hotel Nordica.

Grímsson said in his speech that the opening of the first ethanol pump in Iceland was an important step towards Iceland reducing pollution and making the community less dependent on oil imports, Fréttabladid reports.

The president challenged the nation to “say goodbye to oil and petrol.”

Olís and car dealership Brimborg are the first to introduce the bio-ethanol technology in Iceland.

New eco-friendly solutions for powering vehicles are being discussed by international experts and representatives of the Icelandic government at the conference, which ends today.

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