Ethanol Facts

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Ethanol Facts 2016-11-11T01:47:43+00:00

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_5″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_imageframe lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”none” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=””] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”3_5″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]What is Ethanol?[/fusion_title][fusion_text]Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane motor fuel that is produced from renewable sources.

At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops, such as corn. Because it is domestically produced, ethanol helps reduce America’s dependence upon foreign sources of energy.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Common Ethanol Blends[/fusion_title][fusion_accordion divider_line=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_toggle title=”E85 – 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline” open=”yes”]E85 is an alternative fuel for use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). There are currently more than 15 million FFVs on America’s roads and automakers are rolling out more each year. In conjunction with more flexible fuel vehicles, more E85 pumps are being installed across the country. When E85 is not available, FFVs can operate on any ethanol blend up to 85 percent.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”E10 (Super Unleaded in Nebraska) – 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent unleaded gasoline” open=”no”]E10 is approved for use in any make or model of vehicle sold in the U.S. Many automakers recommend its use because of its high performance, clean-burning characteristics. Today, E10 is sold in every state and about 95 percent of America’s gasoline contains some ethanol, most as this E10 blend.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”E15 – 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent unleaded gasoline” open=”no”]E15 is a blend of gasoline and up to 15 percent ethanol. Vehicles that are approved for E15 are listed below. Higher octane…Save money!

  • Model Year (MY) 2001 and newer cars
  • MY 2001 and newer light-duty trucks
  • MY 2001 and newer medium-duty passenger vehicles (SUVs)
  • All Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs)

Note: it does not take a special vehicle to run on ethanol. All vehicles are “ethanol vehicles” and can use up to 10 percent ethanol with no modifications to the engine. Often people confuse E85 for ethanol, believing incorrectly that not all vehicles are ethanol-compatible.[/fusion_toggle][/fusion_accordion][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”40″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””/][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Economy & Job Creation Benefits[/fusion_title][fusion_text]The production and use of ethanol benefits our economy on all levels – local, state, and national. From the local communities where the crops are grown and processed to the metropolitan areas where drivers fill up with a domestically produced fuel, American-made ethanol propels the economy.[/fusion_text][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”40″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””/][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]E85 in a non-FFV engine[/fusion_title][fusion_text]The American Coalition for Ethanol has collaborated on research to examine the impact of using higher blends of ethanol in standard automobiles. A non flex-fuel 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, which had traveled more than 100,000 miles almost exclusively on E85, was donated to research and was torn down to examine the fuel’s impact on the engine components.
View a brief video documenting this research.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]Ethanol Industry Links[/fusion_title][fusion_button link=”http://www.afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/search/#filter%5Burl%5D=&filter%5Bparams%5D=autos%255Bfuel_id%255D%3D%26autos%255Bmanufacturer_id%255D%3D%26autos%255Bcategory_id%255D%3D” color=”default” size=”” stretch=”” type=”” shape=”” target=”_blank” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”” icon=”fa-car” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”1″ animation_offset=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””]Find Cars That Run on E85[/fusion_button][fusion_separator style_type=”single solid” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”10″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””/][fusion_text]

US Department of Energy: America’s Clean Fuel
Renewable Fuels Association
Growth Energy: America’s Clean Fuel
American Coalition for Ethanol
Fuel Economy.gov
National Biodiesel Board 
Economy & Job Creation Benefits
Agriculture, Farmers & Rural Communities
Energy Security & Independence
Environment & Clean Air
Issue Briefs
Planet E85

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