Ethanol Facts

Ethanol is a biofuel that is mixed into 97% of gasoline currently on the market.

Renewable biofuels like ethanol are an important part of finding green energy solutions to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is so effective in reducing tailpipe emissions that many states require it be blended into gasoline in order to meet standards set by the Clean Air Act.

Clean Air Act

Prior to introducing biofuels like ethanol to the fuel supply, gasoline was blended with toxic chemicals that form potent cancer and smog-causing carcinogens when burned.

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Global ethanol production and use reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 110 million metric tons–that’s like taking 20 million vehicles off the road each year.

Ethanol is a biofuel that is the highest performance fuel on the market, with a 126 octane rating when used as a blend component. High octane means increased horsepower and cooler engines, which is why NASCAR has used E15 (a 15% ethanol blend) in all national racing series since 2011.

Ethanol is a biofuel that has up to 90% less carbon than the toxic additives it replaces in gasoline.

Less Carbon

Ethanol performs as well off the track. E15 is approved by the EPA for use in all cars manufactured after 2001. And E10 is approved for use in all cars, no matter the make, model or year.

Ethanol high octane improves the performance of base gasoline and eliminates negative effects of lower octane-like engine knock.

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