CEO supports the Governor’s Biofuels Coalition (GBC), which represents Colorado organizations, businesses, government agencies, environmental groups and others that are involved in the production, distribution, promotion and usage of biodiesel and ethanol. These entities are working together to overcome market barriers and to raise awareness for existing flex-fuel and diesel vehicle drivers of these alternative fuel options. The of biofuels continues to grow in Colorado. Nearly 100 stations are currently open and selling E85 (ethanol and gasoline/hydrocarbon mixture) and/or biodiesel, 75% of which received support from the GBC. In 2007, the stations reporting to the GBC sold 2.614 million gallons of biofuels. From January 1 to June 30, 2008, 3.74 million sold gallons have been reported—an increase of 40% in just 6 months. Biofuel is broadly defined as solid, liquid or gas fuel consisting of or derived from biomass. The use of biofuels reduces harmful emissions, provides an economic boost for agriculture and rural communities, and improves our energy security.