U.S. Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) have introduced legislation that will significantly impact the auto industry by requiring automakers nation-wide to produce more "flex fuel" vehicles that can run on biofuels. The benchmark goal is to get 50 percent of the auto fleet using biofuels by 2012 and increase gradually to 80 percent by 2015.

"Quick and wide-spread deployment of flex-fuel capable vehicles and E-85 ethanol blender pumps is a critical step in establishing the infrastructure necessary to enable markets for investors and give genuine fuel choice to American motorists." --Richard Lugar, Senator from Indiana